B'nai B'rith International led a chorus of Jewish organizations denouncing the recent vote by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to divest from three corporations that do business with Israel.
The news was covered internationally, picked up by the Jerusalem Post, which quoted B'nai B’rith on the issue.
Read an excerpt of the article, below:
Numerous Jewish organizations have denounced the actions of the Presbyterian Church (USA) following its Friday vote to divest from companies that do business with Israel in the West Bank.
Though the Presbyterian Church has maintained that it is not in support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, Jewish agencies agree that the divestment is in clear alignment with the BDS movement.
“It is not possible to single out companies doing business with Israel for divestment and not be complicit in the BDS orbit,” B’nai B’rith stated.
B'nai B'rith International was featured on Shalom TV Daily News, condemning the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on its recent vote to divest business from three corporations that do business with Israel.
Announced at the PC (U.S.A.)'s 221st biennial General Assembly, the move supports a partisan, anti-Israel approach to the peace process.
As a humanitarian organization that has invested tremendous hope and extensive efforts worldwide in building Christian-Jewish friendship for 170 years, B'nai B'rith International remains confident that such an approach does not reflect the values and perspectives of the vast majority of American Christians.
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