Methodists Vote to Cut Ties with Anti-Israel Group

(Religion News Service-National Catholic Reporter) Emily McFarlan Miller and Lauren Markoe - United Methodists, voting at their General Conference, have called on their church's mission agency to withdraw from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation in a 478-318 vote on Tuesday. Critics see the group as more anti-Israel than pro-peace. "Blaming only one side while ignoring the wrongdoing of Hamas, Hizbullah, and Iran will not advance the cause of peace," a petition asking for the agency's withdrawal said, naming groups that have stated their aim to destroy the Jewish state.

2016-05-19 00:00:00

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