Sunday, August 21, 2016

In Massive Shift, Lutherans Vote To Halt US Aid To Israel

In Massive Shift, Lutherans Vote To Halt US Aid To Israel: By Ryan Rodrick Beiler for The Electronic Antifada - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the latest US denomination to take economic action against the Israeli occupation. At its ...

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Tim Nolan said...

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has become the latest US denomination to take economic action against the Israeli occupation.

At its triennial assembly last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the four million-member church, one of the largest in the US, voted on two separate resolutions targeting Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses, passing each by a landslide.

The first resolution calls for the end of US aid to Israel until it ceases violations of international human rights norms, specifically the ongoing construction of settlements on occupied Palestinian land.

It passed by a 751-162 vote, or 82 percent, on 12 August.