UPDATE: Presbyterians Vote Not to Divest in Some Israeli Companies

July 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM Leave a comment

Yesterday I posted about the Presbyterian Church (the USA wing) voting to divest from some Israeli companies who are heavily involved in oppressing Palestinians.

Here’s an UPDATE:  The church did not vote to divest but the vote was close.  It lost, or won, depending on your perspective, by two — two — votes:

By a vote of 333 to 331, with two abstentions, the church’s General Assembly voted at its biennial meeting in Pittsburgh to toss out the divestment measure and replace it with a resolution to encourage “positive investment” in the occupied territories. The results were so close that, when posted electronically in front of the convention, they evoked a collective gasp.

Disappointing but encouraging.

This wouldn’t have happened five, ten, 20, 40 years ago.   It wouldn’t even have come up for a vote.

So, times, they are ah changin’.

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