Rift With Presbyterians Likely

Convention votes narrowly to divest from companies it says profit from Israel's control of Palestinian territories.

06/21/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Presbyterian Church’s decision Friday to divest from three American businesses that operate in the West Bank will likely strengthen international sanctions efforts against Israel, and will weaken interfaith ties between the Jewish and Presbyterian communities, Jewish leaders said this week.

Presbyterians at their 221st General Assembly meeting in Detroit, Mich. Via

Anatomy Of A Debate: Jewish Values And The Boycott Israel Movement

01/02/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

New York Medical College (NYMC), founded in 1860, is a health sciences university which recently joined the Touro College and University system – the largest university in the United States under Jewish auspices. I was appointed Chancellor of NYMC in 2012. 

Protestors Rebuffed in Call For TIA-CREF Anti-Settlements Boycott

07/19/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Officials of TIAA-CREF, which manages pension funds for teachers and other non-profit employees, rejected demands from activists Tuesday that they no longer invest in companies that profit from the Israeli "occupation" of the West Bank.

At its annual shareholders’ meeting in Charlotte, N.C., CEO Roger Ferguson said the company had considered the request of the activists, which included some shareholders, and did not believe it would achieve the protestors’ goal.

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