TV News LIES

Saturday, Apr 29th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Presbyterians divest holdings to pressure Israel

Presbyterians divest holdings to pressure Israel

E-mail Print PDF

Presbyteria Church divestsThe Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted to divest its holdings in three companies -- Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions -- that it says supply equipment used by Israel in the occupation of Palestinian territory.

The resolution, which passed by a vote of 310 to 303 late Friday at the 221st General Assembly in Detroit, calls for the largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. to dump $21 million in investments from the three companies.

The American Jewish Committee slammed the vote, calling it "a breach with a Jewish community committed to Jewish-Christian relations."

Supporters of the measure argued that Caterpillar makes bulldozers Israel uses to demolish Palestinian homes, Hewlett-Packard makes technology used to promote biased treatment of Palestinians, and Motorola makes communications and security equipment that hurts Palestinians.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Will Jordan abolish a law that protects rapists?

Jordan lawe protecting rapistsAfter more than a decade of lobbying and campaigning, women's rights activists and officials in Jordan...

WFP says food shipment for Burundi is blocked at border

WFP stopped at Burundi borderThe U.N's World Food Program says a food shipment meant to feed about 112,000 people has...

Egyptian-American Aid Worker, Released From Cairo Jail, Returns To U.S.

Aya Hijazi released from Egyptian prisonAn Egyptian-American aid worker and her Egyptian husband have returned to the U.S. after being imprisoned...

Mother of four deported to Mexico as lawyer decries Trump's 'heartless policy'

Mother of four deported Maribel Trujillo, a mother of four American children from Fairfield, Ohio, who has never committed any...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!