On June 20, 2014, after a week of careful deliberation following a ten year corporate engagement and discernment process, the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) voted in favor of divesting $21 million from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlitt Packard. We are grateful to the Presbyterians for showing a real commitment to understanding both legitimate anti-semitism and Palestinian oppression – and deciding that opposing both is the path to true interfaith partnerships..
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The Presbyterian General Assembly is meeting June 14th to the 21st in Detroit. The 1.7 million-member Presbyterian Church will consider proposals to divest church funds from three companies that profit from operations in occupied Palestinian territory-- Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett Packard. If passed, the divestiture would be the largest church divestment in the United States to date regarding Israeli occupation and settlement of Palestine.
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Recent Pro-Divestment Editorials:
6.29.14 Times of Israel: Holly Bicerno - Presbyterian Divestment: An Evaluation of Anti-Divestment Claims and Assumptions
6.27.14 The Union Forum: Carolyn Klaasen - Inside the Presbyterians’ Divestment from the Occupation of Palestine
6.26.14 Ha'aretz: Rebecca Vilkomerson & Donna Nevel - Grapple with Reality
6.26.14 The Forward: Elisheva Goldberg - No, Presbyterian Divestment Is Not Anti-Semitic
6.25.14 Israel Palestine Mission Network - Supporting our friends at Jewish Voice for Peace
6.25.14 The Daily Star: Rami Khouri - The Presbyterian Church takes a stand on Israel
6.23.14 Tikkun: Rabbi Brant Rosen - The Presbyterian Divestment Vote: Toward a New Model of Community Relations
6.23.14 Huffington Post: Robert Naiman - Presbyterians Divest from the Israeli Occupation: The End of the Beginning?
6.22.14 +972 Magazine: A. Daniel Roth - Is Presbyterian divestment a BDS victory? Who cares
6.19.14 Huffington Post: JVP Rabbinical Council- Open Letter to Presbyterians
6.19.14 New Voices: Aaron Lerner - Divest Now: How a Two-State Solution Can Only Come Through Divestment.
6.19.14 Tablet: Sandra Korn - Why I Support Presbyterian Divestment as a Jew
6.19.14 Mondweiss: Morgan Bach - I'm a Lutheran Member of a Jewish Organization, and I Support Presbyterian Divestment
6.18.14 Huffington Post: Sam Bahour - The Presbyterian Church's Tough Love of Israel
6.18.14 Daily Kos - Voices in Detroit for Presbyterian Divestment from Occupation
6.15.14 Tikkun Daily - Cantor Michael Davis
6.13.14 Rabbi Rachel Barenblat - On the Presbyterian Conversation about Divestment from Caterpillar et al.
6.9.14 Forward: Larry Derfner - Lobby Should Fight Israel's Occupation, Not BDS
SF Gate, 29 June 2014
HP's role in Israel could lead to political pressure
San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 2014
HP's role in Israel could lead to political pressure
KPFA's The Sunday Show with Philip Maldari, 29 June 2014
Interview with Sydney Levy
Democracy Now, 23 June 2014
Presbyterian Church Divests From Firms Tied to Occupation of Palestinian Land
The Economist, 22 Jun 2014
Presbyterians and boycotts. A measured step or a slippery slope?
Associated Press, 21 June 2014
Presbyterians to Divest as Protest Against Israel
Ha'aretz, 21 June 2014
U.S. Presbyterians vote to divest from companies used by Israel in occupied territories
NPR, 21 June 2014
Presbyterians To Divest As Protest Against Israel
The Guardian, 21 June 2014
Presbyterian Church votes to divest holdings to sanction Israel
Think Progress, 21 June 2014
Presbyterian Church Divests From Companies That Provide Equipment For Occupied Territories
Electronic Intifada, 21 June 2014
“This victory is for the Palestinians” - US Presbyterians vote to divest
LA Times, 21 June 2014
Israel criticizes Presbyterian divestment in protest of its policies
USA Today, 21 June 2014
Presbyterians divest holdings to pressure Israel
Alabama Media Group, 21 June 2014
In narrow vote, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approves divesting from three companies doing business with Israel
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 21 June 2014
Presbyterian Church USA votes to divest from companies supplying Israel
New York Times, 20 Jun 2014
Presbyterians Vote to Divest Holdings to Pressure Israel
Mondoweiss, 20 June 2014
In ‘turning-point’ vote, Presbyterians divest from occupation-linked corporations
Washington Post, 20 June 2014
Presbyterians narrowly vote to divest from 3 companies involved in Israeli/Palestinian conflict
Tikkun, 20 Jun 2014
Presbyterian Church Votes to Divest from Israel Occupation Profiteers Caterpillar, Motorola & HP
Huffington Post, 20 Jun 2014
Presbyterian Church (USA) Makes Controversial Divestment Move Against Israel
LA Times, 20 June 2014
Presbyterians to divest from 3 companies to protest Israeli policies
Associated Press, 14 June 2014
The Huffington Post, 12 June 2014
"Presbyterians Poised for Historic Vote Against Israel's Occupation of Palestine"
The Huffington Post, 9 June 2014
"Presbyterian Church's Next Move Could Be A Tipping Point In The Israeli Divestment Debate"
Huffington Post, 4 June, 2014
"Open Letter to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. from the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace"
JVP Press Statement:
Jewish Voice for Peace applauds Presbyterian Church USA’s vote to divest from companies that profit from Israeli Occupation, 20 June 2014
Presbyterian Church to vote on divestment from companies that profit from Israeli occupation of Palestine, 6 June 2014