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Israel criticizes Presbyterian divestment in protest of its policies

Israel criticizes Presbyterian divestment in protest of its policies

The Presbyterian General Assembly’s decision to protest Israeli policies by divesting stock in three major companies has triggered condemnations and congratulations, with the Israeli Embassy calling the resolution “shameful.”

By a seven-vote margin, the Presbyterians became the largest American church to endorse divestment. Friday’s vote at the assembly’s national meeting in Detroit was 310 to 303.

The assembly voted to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions. Those companies are said to...

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