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[These comments appeared in the August 8, 2004, newsletter of Catholic Friends of Israel.]
The bad news is that the Presbyterian Church USA has decided to divest from Israel. There was no mention of divesting from any other country in the world, however horrible its human rights record. This decision came during a convention that included
It is a shameful, hateful, and ideologically-driven decision by the Presbyterians. After receiving thousands of complaints, PCUSA director Clifton Kirkpatrick sent out a self-serving bit of nonsense aimed at backtracking without actually diverging in the slightest from any of the above decisions.