United Church of Canada Gives In to Temptation
The United Church of Canada today plunged head-first into the mire occupied primarily by anti-Semites and far left Israel-haters. According to the UCC web site:
On August 15, 2012, General Council affirmed 12 recommendations that call for an end to violence and incitement to hatred by both Palestinians and Israelis in the disputed territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. The recommendations also call for identifying products from the settlements and boycotting them.
The final empowering motion to formally adopt the recommendations and direct United Church policies and actions in relation to Israel and Palestine will come back before General Council on Friday, August 17, said Bruce Gregersen, General Council Officer for Programs, after the meeting.
“We are in a lengthy process of a very important piece of work and we will come back to it on Friday,” he said.
He said the mind of General Council seems to support the adoption of recommendations that include identifying the settlements in the West Bank as a primary cause of injustice in the region and a boycott of products from those settlements.
The UCC’s General Council web site is a mess, so it’s hard to say whether items passed in exactly the form they were presented in, or whether what will be voted on Friday is the same thing as I’ve previously written about. That will probably be clearer on Friday, so I’ll have more about it then.
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