Top-Level Presbyterians and Jews Hold Dialogue on Israel

October 1, 2004

Source: PCA USA News

On October 1, 2004 PCA USA News reported, "Top-level Jewish and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders held strained but polite dialogue here Tuesday about the PC (USA) General Assembly's decision earlier this summer to divest from companies who profit from Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. While the two parties agreed on a mutual commitment to peace in the Middle East, there was little yielding on divestment issue... At the close of three-hour, closed-door meeting, Yoffie told reporters that the conversation did yield five agreed-upon actions to further Jewish/Presbyterian dialogue at both national and congregational levels."