News Briefs

  סיון 27, 5768 , 30/06/08

Mixed Results from Presbyterian Votes on Israel

Presbyterian Church leaders meeting in California have backed off from selling investments in companies that deal with the IDF, but have backed a Jordanian-sponsored resolution for the right of several million Arabs to immigrate to Israel. The motion for the so-called "right of return" was approved by an overwhelming majority in a 504-171 vote.

The clause for divesting of companies selling to Israel was removed from the resolution. A church panel narrowly approved a motion to suspend American military aid to Israel, but the general assembly of the church defeated it.

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