Divestment

Corporate actions
For most media in Israel, American Protestants are simply the people who book Bible tours of the region. In June 2004 this indifference changed. That’s when the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted a resolution recommending that “a longstanding Presbyterian position against the occupation of Palestinian lands by the State of Israel” should lead to the initiation of “a process of phased, selective divestment in multinational corporations operating in Israel, in accordance with General Assembly policy on social investing.”

Reaction was swift and strong in both Israel and in the U.S., where pro-Israel Christians saw the divestment move as a threat to Israel’s image.

 

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