Friday, February 10, 2006

Church of England to Divest from Israel

I think this is symbolic more than anything else, but it is something at least.

Church of England Votes to Divest from Israel

On Monday, February 6th, the Anglican Church of England voted to end financial investments in companies supporting Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. The General Synod, a policy-making assembly, overwhelmingly backed the call by the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem to divest from "companies profiting from the illegal occupation ... until they change their policies."

One of the companies identified as a target includes Caterpillar Inc., the American manufacturer that produces the bulldozers Israel uses to build the West Bank separation wall. Israel also uses them to demolish Palestinian homes--since 1967, Israel has demolished 12,000 Palestinian homes, leaving 70,000 homeless.

What is more amazing is how it received virtually no coverage here in the States.



Blogger Ibrahamav said...

I don't think Englansd want's America to report on some antisemitic drivel invented by a British church.

Too embarraasing for the normal people living there, to think they are associated with the fruit loops running the so-called "Church of England"

2/10/2006 07:14:00 PM  

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