The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) announced the membership of a group authorized by the 2014 General Assembly to study the two state solution as a peacemaking strategy for Israel and Palestine. Sadly, ACSWP has chosen to create a study team with an ideological imbalance that predetermines the result of its work. In the lead-up to the study team’s creation, ACSWP stressed that it would find experts to produce an objective analysis of the situation in the Middle East. Instead, ACSWP has chosen several well-known pro-divestment activists to serve on the committee. One member has written media op-ed pieces lobbying for the PCUSA to pass divestment overtures. Another study group member was a staff person and current board member of Friends of Sabeel, an early leader in the divestment movement.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement