Congress to Host First-Ever Forum in Favor of Boycotting Israel



Washington Free Beacon: “Congress is scheduled to host what insiders described as the first-ever forum in favor of boycotting Israel, according to congressional sources and an invitation for the event being circulated by an anti-Israel organization.

The briefing is scheduled to take place Friday on Capitol Hill and will feature several speakers known for their criticism of Israel and support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which has been cited by Jewish organizations as an anti-Semitic movement.

The event is being sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a pro-BDS organization that recently came under fire when it hosted a Democratic member of Congress who referred to Israeli settlers as “termites.”

Opinion: You are not going to believe this: the Congressperson who is using taxpayer dollars to sponsor the event is remaining anonymous.

BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) calls for divestment from Israeli companies, organizes anti-Israel events, and lobbies the U.S. to end support for Israel in direct opposition to the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:3).

Christian denominations who support some or all of BDS sanctions:

Presbyterian Church (USA) –  targets businesses for divestment that it believes bear particular responsibility for the suffering of Palestinians

World Council of Churches– commended the selective divestment resolution passed by the Presbyterian Church (USA)

United Church of Christ – endorses a range of economic leverages that include divestment

United Methodist Church – calls for a boycott of products made by Israeli companies operating in Palestinian territory

Evangelical Lutheran Church – adopted an investment screen that would prevent the church from investing in companies that profit from the Israeli occupation

(see Bible Prophecy 101 for more on the “Abrahamic Covenant”, chapter 3 and “Doctrines That Divide Christians” chapter 4, front page of this website)