Good news people. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Friday at its general convention to divest from three companies that it says supply Israel with equipment used in the occupation of Palestinian territory. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), one of a handful of historic mainline Protestant denominations and the church of many American presidents, is the largest yet to endorse divestment at a church-wide convention.
This another victory against the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the oppression of it’s people by Israeli hardliners and their proponents in Israel and the United States. The B.D.S. (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction) Movement has made significant gains in Europe and the ball is starting to roll here in the U.S.
As usual, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is being accused of being “anti-Semitic.” But in this article in the NYT, Church leaders deflect this argument and by stating that:
“We’re still committed to Israel and its right to exist, but we’re concerned about the occupation and think Israel can do better”…
We must support the B.D.S. Movement by getting the word out and doing our own little part against this violation of international law. Buy the book at the B.D.S. website to become more informed on the nature of the Movement that argues that the Occupation is a form of apartheid and should be fought as such.