Mennonites delay divestment vote over Israeli occupation

A leading Mennonite group has delayed a decision on divesting from companies with business tied to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. The Mennonite Church USA was set to vote this week on whether they should sell off stock in companies “known to be profiting from the occupation” and from “destruction of life and property” in the territories. But delegates at a national meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, voted 418-336 to table the resolution until their next assembly two years from now, a church spokeswoman said Thursday. Twenty-eight delegates abstained.



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