A resolution for selective boycott and divestment from corporations benefiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory was unanimously recommended by a committee of delegates and overwhelmingly affirmed (508-124) by delegates to the United Church of Christ’s General Synod at their meeting last week in Cleveland,. In the face of decades of failed negotiations and Israeli government intransigence, we are acknowledging that Israel will have to be pressed by people of conscience around the world, including American churches, if there is to be freedom and equality for Palestinians in our lifetimes.

The call for action was included in a resolution sponsored by 10 of the United Church of Christ’s regional conferences, an unprecedented alliance, and supported by the church’s nationwide Palestine Israeli Network. The lead sponsor of the resolution was the UCC’s Central Atlantic Conference based in Catonsville. The action built upon a 2005 resolution calling for the use of economic leverage to end Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories and is consistent with United Church of Christ resolutions since 1967 that call for lasting peace, an end to the occupation and a nonviolent resolution to the conflict.

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DickD

Has anyone ever heard of separation of church and state?

eastmoonrabbit

Collectively, the Israelis suffer from PTSD stemming primarily from the Holocaust. They need strong but firm help. Their world view should not be taken as the truth but as being warped by their illness.

vicdavy

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FrederickVeteran

So if true and foreigners are responsible for promoting Hip Hop filth which is fueling dysfunction in urban and rural America why hasn't a single US politician from either party mustered the courage to come out and say anything about it?

gary4books

Pressure should be applied to both sides. This seems to pick a winner and a loser.
I agree that Israel needs a "peace offensive" to win friends and make its case to the world.

shiftless88

Let's be clear here: both sides behave badly in this conflict. Pointing out that Israel has some bad policies towards the Palestinians does not mean that the Palestinians are innocent. The debate is so polarized that people assume that criticism of one side means unquestioning support of the other

vicdavy

[thumbup] Studying the history of Palestine and the Zionist movement is required to have a educated understanding of the complex history of the situation in Israel.

public-redux

Now look, you're cutting off your own nose to spite your face. Israel has to occupy Palestine or the Rapture won't come. No Rapture, no Second Coming. No Second Coming, no getting to heaven. Christians, read your bibles!

armillary

It could be any day now, according to the Rapture Index.

olefool

"Today, seven Jewish Americans run the vast majority of US television networks, the printed press, the Hollywood movie industry, the book publishing industry, and the recording industry. Most of these industries are bundled into huge media conglomerates run by the following seven individuals":

Gerald Levin, CEO and Director of AOL Time Warner

Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company

Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Chairman of Seagram Company Ltd

Edgar Bronfman, Jr, President and CEO of Seagram Company Ltd and head of Universal Studios

Sumner Redstone, Chairman and CEO of Viacom, Inc

Dennis Dammerman, Vice Chairman of General Electric

Peter Chernin, President and Co-COO of News Corporation Limited

Those seven Jewish men collectively control ABC, NBC, CBS, the Turner Broadcasting System, CNN, MTV, Universal Studios, MCA Records, Geffen Records, DGC Records, GRP Records, Rising Tide Records, Curb/Universal Records, and Interscope.

Most of the larger independent newspapers are owned by Jewish interests as well. An example is media mogul is Samuel I. "Si" Newhouse, who owns two dozen daily newspapers from Staten Island to Oregon, plus the Sunday supplement Parade; the Conde Nast collection of magazines, including Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Allure, GQ, and Self; the publishing firms of Random House, Knopf, Crown, and Ballantine, among other imprints; and cable franchises with over one million subscribers.

Would it surprise anyone to know that the historically patriotic is actually owned by Israelis and based in Israel?

So ya think this is why we are programmed to believe that Israel is a peace loving nation being victimized by the cut-throat terrorist bombed out Palestinians???


http://www.rense.com/general44/sevenjewishamericans.htm

vicdavy

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dtuwiner

If we are pitching the argument that people with immense resources have influence on our foreign policies, names like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates was conspicuously absent from the argument.

FrederickVeteran

We are predominately Christian country and I believe we are bombarded with way to much Muslim and Jewish rhetoric in the media, just sayin.

FrederickVeteran

I believe Jews and Mulims have to much influence in America media.

barbaradean8

no isreal owns way to many of our policy makers.they've gone from victims to being an oppressive state.

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