Board of Deputies condemns Quakers’ Israel divestment policy

in BDS/Great Britain/Quakers

More Jew-hatred, this time from the Quakers in Britain.  Via Board of Deputies of British Jews:

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has condemned the decision of Quakers in Britain to divest from, in its words, “any companies profiting from the occupation of Palestine.” Marie said: “The appalling decision of the Friends House hierarchy to divest from just one country in the world – the only Jewish state – despite everything else going on around the globe, shows the dangers of the obsessive and tunnel-visioned approach that a narrow clique of church officials have taken in recent years.”

“While other churches have reached out to the Jewish community at this time of rising anti-Semitism and polarization to work together to tackle prejudice and promote peace in the region, the Quaker leadership has chosen to import a divisive conflict into our country, rather than export the peace that we all want to see….The Quakers, who have for so long been at the forefront of peace activism, have now marginalized themselves from being a credible voice on the issue.”

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