Methodists overwhelmingly defeated measures calling for divestment from companies that allegedly enable Israel's "occupation" of the West Bank. The resolutions, targeting companies like Caterpillar, which manufactures tractors, and Motorola,...
Tag: Boycott, Divestment, And Sanctions
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pmMethodists Reject Divestment Proposals
October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm
September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pmOn Sept. 6, the California Senate unanimously approved a bill that would require state pension funds to divest an estimated $24 billion in investments from nearly 300 companies doing business with Iran.
"I am thrilled with the state Senate's overwhelming bi-partisan support for this...
June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm
June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pmFederation Asks Milken JCC to Relinquish Property Rights
With little notice, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closed the Olympic-sized swimming pool at The New JCC at Milken on April 25, citing possible mold damage but having already been issued a permit on April 11 by...
May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Briefs: New Palestinian coalition government sworn in, Israel rejects new Palestinian coalition gove
March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pmP.A. Coalition Sworn In
The Hamas-Fatah coalition was sworn in Saturday in a joint parliamentary session in Gaza City and Ramallah. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah, gave a conciliatory speech but his new partner in power, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, spoke...
October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pmUnder a tidal wave of pressure from the local Jewish community, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) has decided to deny use of its headquarters to a UTLA committee planning to host a meeting to discuss the launch of a local boycott of sanctions against and divestment from Israel....
Better late than never, Theodor Herzl, children reunited in death; Ex-N.J. Governor McGreevey’s Isra
September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm
June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Last week, delegates to the Presbyterian Church USA's (PCUSA) General Assembly in Birmingham, Ala., voted to undo their hateful 2004 anti-Israel divestment resolution. Understanding its significance requires a crash course in obscure acronyms.
The first is BDS, which stands for...
May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Local leaders of the Green Party are working to overturn an anti-Israel resolution that has become official party policy. Resolution 190, which passed in November, calls for a boycott of and divestment from Israel until "the full individual and collective rights of the Palestinian...
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
In the past year, several mainline American church bodies have favored divesting their assets from companies doing business with Israel. As an
Anglican priest, I find this very disturbing, especially so when my own American branch of Anglicanism (The Episcopal Church) has considered...
June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The Smart Card
The idea that in medieval Europe, among Christians, the smartest people generally practiced celibacy, while, among Jews, the scholars and rabbis had big families, had occurred to me some time ago ("Are Jews Smarter?" June 10).
Another possible reason for Jewish...
May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Bush Expected to OK Palestinian Aid
President Bush is expected to sign legislation that gives $200 million in aid to support the Palestinians. On Monday, the Senate unanimously passed the supplemental spending bill, which provides aid to support the West Bank and Gaza Strip,...
May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The backlash against the decision by a union of British university lecturers to sever ties with two Israeli universities began almost as soon as the controversial motion was passed.
A wave of condemnation met the decision by the 48,000-member Association of University Teachers...
March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
House OKs Palestinian Aid
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved $200 million in aid to the Palestinians. The House voted 389-43 Wednesday on an $81 billion supplemental package, which is mostly for the war in Iraq, but with $200 million in fast-track aid for the...
February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
State Breaks Down Palestinian Budget
The State Department published a breakdown of how it intends to disburse $390 million in aid to the Palestinians. Water infrastructure, at $14 million, gets the biggest chunk of $40 million in "available funds" – money already approved by...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Hate Crimes Down; Jews Still Target
The number of reported hate crimes in Los Angeles County was lower in 2003 than 2002, and while that decrease is part of a 12-year decline, Jews remain a highly visible, often-targeted religious group.
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human...
December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm
American Jewish leaders see it as a dire threat, but in Jerusalem, the current push for divestment by mainline Protestant groups eager to punish the Jewish state is a nonissue -- so much so that at a recent conference, Israel's foreign minister admitted he didn't have a clue about...
October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The Body Shop, a British-based retailer of personal care products, is apologizing for a 2002 human rights award it gave to a Palestinian group. The action comes after a Los Angeles-based boycott campaign caught the attention of The Body Shop and Jewish leaders.
October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pmJewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare. "Obviously one of our fears when the...
July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund, has decided to keep Israel on its list of permissible foreign countries in which to invest, in spite of campaigns spearheaded by groups on several University of California...
August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm
Committee Wants Inspection of Western Wall
A U.N. group offered to inspect a portion of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that could soon collapse. It is unclear whether Israel will accept the offer from the group, which is affiliated with UNESCO. In a letter to Israeli Prime...
July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pmIt's hard to feel sorry for the Walt Disney Company, a multibillion-dollar mouse-forged empire that seems to own a part of most children's hearts, including that of my own 2 1/2-year-old. Yet, in recent weeks, the venerable Burbank entertainment giant has been subjected to two major...