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Israel Divestment

Bipartisan Attacks Against Anti-occupation Divestment Campaigns

Stephen Zunes | Posted 09.14.2016 | College
Stephen Zunes

At root, these anti-BDS efforts are about defending corporate profits, regardless of the moral and legal implications.

Jaweed Kaleem

Another Major Christian Denomination Divests | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion

The United Church of Christ on Tuesday voted to divest from companies that it says profit from the occupation of Palestinian lands. The move passed...

An Open Letter to the United Church of Christ

Philip Farah | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Philip Farah

Many in your church are aware of the terrible conditions of the Palestinians. My message, as a Palestinian Christian, is a simple one: Please stand for justice and do not profit from those who cause severe harm to my people.

Time for Constructive Divestment

Gary Commins | Posted 05.14.2016 | Religion
Gary Commins

The hardening of the occupation, the inexorable expansion of the settlements, and the deepening violence seen in the assaults on Gaza in 2014 lead us to call for the Episcopal Church to take this next step for justice and a lasting peace.

Know Both Sides Before Signing on to Divestment

Sheli Grumet | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Sheli Grumet

The next time you hear about BDS or are asked to sign a petition supporting the movement, be proactive. Instead of blindly making a decision, take the time to research exactly what your signature means.

Free Dinners and Free Trips Won't Prevent a Free Palestine

Natasha Patel | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Natasha Patel

It suffices to say that despite the entrenched institutional backing of anti-divestment sentiment, students will mobilize around ending the occupation of Palestine.

What Causes Genocide? A Perspective on Anti-Semitism at UC Davis

Anthony Berteaux | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Anthony Berteaux

While it's true that the grotesque anti-Semitic stereotyping of Jews started the genocide of the Jewish people, Jewish college students today face a new type of anti-Semitism, however as we can see, it has evolved with time.

In Israel's Hour of Need, Neocons Want to Divest

Rabbi Jack Moline | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Jack Moline

NJDC rejects the notion that the United States should divest itself of investments in Israel's security. Israel is one of the very few places where Democrats find common ground with Republicans these days, and that agreement is good for our country, good for our community and good for Israel.

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterian Church Makes Controversial Move Against Israel | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

The largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products th...

Presbyterian General Assembly Biennial Meeting: My Message on Israel and Palestine

Desmond Tutu | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Desmond Tutu

The sustainability of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people has always been dependent on its ability to deliver justice to the Palestinians. We learned in South Africa that the only way to end apartheid peacefully was to force the powerful to the table through economic pressure.

Jaweed Kaleem

United Methodist Church Makes Major Move On Divestment | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.12.2014 | Religion

A United Methodist Church fund is divesting from a multinational security firm that activists have criticized for its work in Israel and the Palestini...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterian Church's Next Move Could Be A Tipping Point In The Israeli Divestment Debate | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion

When thousands of leaders of the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination meet this week for the church's biennial General Assembly, they'll pore th...

ADL Pulls Out Of Jewish-Christian Dialogue Over Israel

Religion News Service | Michele Chabin | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday (Oct. 11) it has withdrawn from an Oct. 22 U.S. Jewish-Christian interfaith meeting to protes...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Take Controversial Stand On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion

Members of the largest U.S. Presbyterian denomination rejected a controversial proposal Thursday night to divest millions of dollars of investments in...

Jaweed Kaleem

Presbyterians Gear Up For Gay Marriage, Divestment Debates | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

When thousands of members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) convene in Pittsburgh this week for their denomination's biennial gathering, they will deba...

Jaweed Kaleem

Major Churches Consider Divesting From Select Businesses In Israel | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion

A major body within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted Friday to recommend that the church vote to stop investing in three companies "until they h...