May 9, 2012
Presbyterians to Follow Methodist Lead
Steve Lipman, Jewish Week
One prominent mainline Protestant church’s vote last week against divestment from Israel may influence another church to defeat a similar divestment resolution next month, according to a leader of the anti-divestment campaign.
Mark Tooley, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute on Religion and Democracy, a conservative research institute affiliated with the Methodist Church, said the General Conference of the United Methodist Church’s defeat of two motions to divest from three U.S. companies that operate in the West Bank make it likely that the Presbyterian Church will also vote against divestment at its upcoming national conference.
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