MINNEAPOLIS - Presbyterian leaders in the US are backing a recommendation Friday
that the US end aid to Israel unless the country stops settlement
expansions in disputed Palestinian territories.
Delegates of the Presbyterian Church voted Friday to support
the proposal during the church's general assembly in Minneapolis.
measure passed with 82 percent of the vote.
Jewish Council for Public
Affairs vice president Ethan Felson says it strengthens support for
Israel's right to exist and removes comparisons of Israeli policy to