|Divestment and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Reverend Jennifer Butler, Ethan Felson, Steven Masters and Sara Norman
The Presbyterian Church USA and the worldwide Anglican Church have recently initiated a process that may lead to divestment from companies profiting from Israeli policies that inflict harm on Palestinians. In addition, the coming months will witness continued widespread activism on US college campuses urging complete divestment from Israel by universities. These actions are an outgrowth of deep frustration over the seemingly intractable nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The four speakers in this workshop will explore these various divestment campaigns and assess whether or not the strategy is an ethical one that is likely to achieve its desired objective.