The Denver Post recently published commentaries about the Presbyterian Church regarding Israel and Palestine. While acknowledged that opinions expressed were those of individuals, the Presbytery of Denver wishes to clarify the official position of the denomination.
The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church took action regarding investments in three specific American corporations. This vote is one of many actions regarding Israel and Palestine over the past decade. The church has a confirmed history of supporting the right of Israel to exist as a nation and the need to protect that right. It consistently affirms our commitment to peacemaking and a two-state solution.
We continue to invest in peaceful initiatives in both Israel and Palestine. The General Assembly did not vote, in any way, to boycott or sanction Israel; it voted to divest stock holdings in three American corporations which are doing business with Israel to provide equipment which aids in acts of destruction and violence in Palestinian territory.