Posted: July 4, 2012 by Ty in Spirituality

But it has got us all talking and processing how best to solve this conflict…

National Post | Life

A letter from nine senators has condemned a proposed United Church of Canada boycott of Israeli goods as being one-sided and for implying “Israel is guilty and the Palestinians the only injured party.”

The senators, all United Church members and a mix of Conservatives and Liberals, said their denomination has now lost credibility in its role as a concerned third party in the Middle East conflict.

“It’s baffling that — aside from a passing request that all parties reject violence — the Church’s [proposal] does not mention a single expectation of the Palestinians in its recommendations,” the letter states.

“To put it bluntly, the Church cannot maintain credibility in criticizing Israeli policies while relieving the Palestinian leadership of its own duty to advance peace.”

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The United Church’s general council will vote next month on a proposed boycott of goods produced in Israeli settlements, including East Jerusalem. The proposal was…

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