Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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PCUSA committee takes another shot at Israel divestment

It was the closest vote of the 2012 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). By the narrow margin of 333-331, commissioners turned aside a proposal to divest…

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After pressure from BDS leaders, GA Middle East Committee moderator is removed

By Presbyterians for Middle East Peace The Presbyterian Church, USA has always been known for its strenuous debates of controversial issues. It has never been known for ideological…

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Renewed barrage of overtures targets Israel for PCUSA rebuke

Like the drive to convey the church’s blessing upon same-sex marriage, the campaign to bring the church’s condemnation upon Israel will be back at this year’s Presbyterian Church…

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Open letter to the Presbyterian Church (USA) from an Iraqi Jew

Some of your members, under the banner of human rights, have demonized one country. According to them, the one country that destabilizes the Middle East and creates much…

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Netanyahu and the Presbyterians: Calls for divestment, ‘Zionism Unsettled’ demonstrate complicated relationship between PCUSA and Israel

“Give peace a chance,” the adage goes, but in reality, some have become so enamored with the fighting that efforts to produce peace are thwarted. Speaking to some…

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Presbyterian stances causing tension with Jews

By Peter Smith A group commissioned by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to promote “a just peace in Israel/Palestine” publishes a study guide that includes depictions of Zionism as…

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Another Response to the PCUSA’s “Zionism Unsettled”

Posted on February 19, 2014 by Jerusalem Connection By SUSAN MICHAEL, ICEJ-USA — A disturbing study guide entitled “Zionism Unsettled” has been published by an arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) The publication…

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Presbyterian anti-Zionists are destroying their church by attacking Israel

By Dexter Van Zile Given the hostility that emanates from the Presbyterian Church (USA) towards Israel and the Jewish people, it’s hard to see how a self-respecting Jew…

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AJC: PCUSA study guide on Zionism distorts history, undermines peace process

By American Jewish Committee NEW YORK – AJC is challenging the Presbyterian Church (USA) commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace, following the publication of Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide….

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Presbyterian Church (USA) mulling divestment from companies tied to Israel

By Michael Gryboski A committee within the Presbyterian Church (USA) has recommended that the mainline protestant denomination divest from three companies that do business with Israel. The Committee…

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