Methodists vote for settlements boycott

The Methodist conference has voted for a boycott on good produced in illegal Israeli settlements

The Methodist Church voted on Wednesday to boycott products from Israeli settlements recognised as illegal under international law at its annual Conference in Portsmouth. It took the decision following a call from a group of Palestinian Christians, a number of Jewish organisations, both within Israel and worldwide, and the World Council of Churches.

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This is another incongruous boycott from an organisation not known for this sort of thing, and in this case the motivation is a mix of unusual theology and unusual politics. If these resolutions are strictly against the settlements I don't personally object to the point, but to the cherry-picked conscience (acknowledgements Elton John).

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