Presbyterians divest, Dutch regret their divestment

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Antisemitism from the Presbyterian Church of the USA (PCUSA) Antisemitism from the Presbyterian Church of the USA (PCUSA)

The horribly biased Presbyterian Church of the USA (PCUSA) has voted to divest from companies that do business with Israel, declaring that “we cannot profit from the destruction of homes and lives”.

Leaders of the Presbyterian Church USA explained their decision Friday to divest from three American companies who they said profit from Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, with the general assembly’s Stated Clerk Rev. Gradye Parsons saying, “We as a church cannot profit from the destruction of homes and lives.”

He added that “We continue to invest in many businesses involved in peaceful pursuits in Israel,” Reuters reported.

The church’s General Assembly voted by a razor-thin margin — 310-303 — to sell stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions, companies which supporters of the resolution said were involved in demolition and surveillance activities against Palestinians in the West Bank…

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