Skip to comments.U.S. Presbyterian Church to shed investments in Israel protest
Posted on 06/21/2014 6:02:47 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
A deeply-divided gathering of U.S. Presbyterian Church elders and ministers narrowly voted on Friday to divest the religious group's holdings in three American companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories.
As a result of the vote the church will divest holdings worth roughly $21 million in Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions.
"We as a church cannot profit from the destruction of homes and lives," said Reverend Gradye Parsons in a statement about the decision at its meeting in Detroit. "We continue to invest in many businesses involved in peaceful pursuits in Israel."
Members of one of the largest mainline Protestant denominations had voiced concerns for years over the prospect of companies profiting from "non-peaceful pursuits", and the decision came amid an international movement pushing a boycott of Israeli goods.
Friday's vote - 310 in favor, 303 against - came after about a decade of debate and the rejection by two votes in 2012 of a similar measure. It was almost certainly the largest such commitment among U.S. church-group conventions.
(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...
This is amazing. I don’t think that I’ve ever read about the U.S. Presbyterian Church doing this before. What a shame for the division.
Those Who Bless Israel Will Be Blessed, and Those Who Curse Israel Will Be Cursed -
three American companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories.
Comes down to the meaning of occupied. I’d call it a real stretch to use the word occupied unless you are an Arab sympathizer and had a real poor understanding of history.
Pancake Rachel Corrie threw herself under a Caterpillar!
But they can get profit off of abortion, no mention of getting rid of investments in companies that support planned parenthood and the slaughter of the innocent in the womb.
American companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories.
They do not like what they perceive as occupation of what they believe belongs to the Palestinians.
But they believe sodomy should be excepted?
This is the same apostate PCUSA that just changed their marriage definition from “between a man and a woman” to “between two people”.
It’s just that Islamists hate Jews and want them dead
Presbyterians are antiSemitic
Yep. Definitely heading in the wrong direction.
Not all of us. I’m Presbyterian(PCA variety NOT PCUSA) and I support Israel and have relatives who serve in the IDF.
In this country in the middle east if you change your religion from the majority religion you don’t have to sleep with one eye open?
Alex, What is Israel?
This is so typical of the Left; keep voting, year after year, until you win. Even if it takes 50 years, these b@$ta@rds never give. They wear the rest of us down.
Somewhere, somehow, we got to say: "NO you lose, don't bring it up again!".
And of course, it's all over the Israelis treatment of the Palestinians, a people politically dedicated to their demise above all else. With proven killings and bombings and violence year after year after, without giving up, just like the Left and their voting tactics... Hmm... I see a coincidence here...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.