After tense vote The Presbyterian Church (USA) passes BDS. US Jews claims Church ‘driven by hatred of Israel.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories.
The top Presbyterian legislative body has been considering divestment for a decade. Representatives of the Presbyterian socially responsible investment arm told the national meeting in Detroit that their efforts to lobby the three companies for change had failed.
The General Assembly voted by a razor-thin margin – 310-303 – to sell stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions. Two years ago, the General Assembly rejected a similar divestment proposal by two votes.
The American Jewish Committee, a policy and advocacy group based in New York, said the vote was “driven by hatred of Israel.” But Heath Rada, moderator for the church meeting, said immediately after the vote that “in no way is this a reflection of our lack of love for our Jewish brothers and sisters.”
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, head of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, which is the largest branch of American Judaism, addressed the delegates twice, urging them to vote against divestment.
Any Church, that has disconnected it self from Judaism, is a dead Church, and on its way to destruction.
To boycott Israel, is like pulling your finger right in to the apple of the eye of God of Israel.
If the Jews are no longer the chosen people of God, neither are the pagans who are supposed to have been grafted into the commonwealth of Israel, through the death and resurrection of the Messiah.
For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.
If you accept that the Jews are the chosen people of God, you are a part of the new enlarged Israel of God. The wild branches, that has been grafted in, will never harm or cut of the natural branches.
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:
‘Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles. I will sing the praises of your name.’
Repent or perish.
Written by Ivar