Presbyterian Church USA: Israel Is Apartheid
The denomination Presbyterian Church USA has labeled Israel as an apartheid state. Like other Christians, we must stand against this label.
From CBN News. The governing body of the Presbyterian Church USA on Friday recognized that the laws, policies, and practices of the government of Israel concerning the Palestinian people, “fulfill the international legal definition of apartheid.”
The resolution passed in a 266-116 vote during the church’s biannual General Assembly (GA), which took place in Louisville, Kentucky and online.
The decision was met with criticism by numerous Christian groups.
Rabbi Eric J. Greenberg, director of United Nations Relations and Strategic Partnerships for the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), called the measure, “an insult to Jews and Christians alike which damages interfaith relations….”
Officials with The Wiesental Center argued that PCUSA leaders “rigged” the resolution, also known as an overture, by giving church members false and misleading information….
Prior to the vote, the American Jewish Congress (AJC) labeled the resolution as “unjust” and “just plain wrong,” then encouraged the GA to reject the resolution….
The activist group Presbyterian for Middle East Peace (PfMEP) pointed out that the resolution breaches PCUSA’s own policies….
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(Excerpt from CBN News. Photo Credit: Canva)
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