B'nai B'rith Commends Episcopal Church For Continuing To Oppose Punitive Economic Measures Against Israel
B’nai B’rith International welcomes the decision by the Episcopal Church in the United States not to align with a campaign to single out Israelis and companies doing business with Israel for punitive measures. On July 2, the church's House of Bishops overwhelmingly voted down a resolution promoting anti-Israel divestment and boycotts at the church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City.
While a number of religious denominations have faced aggressive campaigning for anti-Israel pressure tactics, the Episcopal Church has declined to adopt such forms of economic warfare against one party to one tragic and complex conflict.
By continuing to prefer responsibility to simplistic partisanship, American Episcopalians and so many Christians worldwide signal their interest in encouraging genuine calm, dialogue and reconciliation.
Discrimination, stridency and hostility have no place in a healthy Christian-Jewish relationship and in pursuing a lasting, comprehensive Middle East peace.
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