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PC(USA) approves boycott of all Israeli products from Occupied Palestinian Territories
220th General Assembly language approved by 71% vote of plenary
- Call upon all nations to prohibit the import of products made by enterprises in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
- Call for the boycott of all Israeli products coming from the occupied Palestinian Territories, including AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories Beauty Products and all date products of Hadiklaim, The Israel Date Growers Co-Operative Ltd, often marked by the brand names: King Solomon Dates and Jordan River (not Israeli products from Israel.)
- Direct the Stated Clerk to communicate this action to all other PC (USA) councils and entities and invite and strongly encourage those groups and organizations to endorse this boycott until significant progress toward Palestinian rights and independence can be reported to the General Assembly or General Assembly Mission Council.
- Direct the Stated Clerk to inform our ecumenical partners of this action, both nationally and globally, and call upon them to join in the boycott of these companies.”
Read resolution language here on PC(USA) website.
PCUSA Boycott Resource: Holy Discontentment: Boycott! The Power of the Pocketbook to Create Social Change
Boycott 101 Packet
A detailed guide and educational resource to empower local congregations
For the boycott 101 packet please visit http://new.israelpalestinemissionnetwork.org/advocacy/boycott-101