The letter implores delegates not to be misled down the false path of "positive investment" as an alternative to divestment. As the signatories argue, "Many of you may be tempted to support 'positive investment' in Palestine as an alternative to divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation. We sincerely believe that no amount of positive investment under Israel’s harsh occupation can truly alleviate the suffering of Palestinians and correct the injustice against them."
The United Methodists will likely vote on this resolution today. To watch the deliberations LIVE, you can go http://www.umc.org/site/c.
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