Presbyterian Church votes to boycott Israel

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The Presbyterian Church on Friday turned essentially the most outstanding non secular group within the US to endorse divestment as a protest towards Israeli insurance policies towards Palestinians, voting to promote church inventory in three firms whose merchandise Israel makes use of within the occupied territories.

The determination is anticipated to reverberate past the 1.eight million-member church. It comes amid discouragement over failed peace talks which have left activists determined for a method to impact change and because the broader motion often called BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) has gained some momentum within the US, Israel’s closest and most essential ally.