Urge the United Church of Canada to reject the boycott of Israel
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The United Church of Canada

Urge the United Church of Canada to reject the boycott of Israel

    1. Petition by

      The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

We ask that the United Church reject boycotts of Israel in any form, refuse to hold the world’s only Jewish state as solely responsible for ending the Israeli-Arab conflict, and instead support positive initiatives to advance peace, reconciliation, and prosperity in the Holy Land – for the benefit of both Palestinians and Israelis.

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    Reasons for signing

    • James Ripley CALGARY, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a United Church attendee and do not believe that the UCC Governing body has a clear mandate to speak for all of its members non does it have all the information to make a decision of this scale

    • Sol Stober MONTREAL, QC, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I feel it is unfair to demonize Israel for defending it's people and territory

    • Liliane Snelgrove KESWICK, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      the jewish people have a right to settle in their own homeland

    • Olga Lopez HOUSTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      God made a covenant with Abraham:

      Genesis 12:1-3:

      Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

      2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

      3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

      Confirmed it with Isaac (not Ishmael):

      Genesis 26:1-17

      And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

      2 And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

      3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

      4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

      5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

      6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:

      And with Jacob (or Israel):

      I Chronicles 16: 15-18

      15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

      16Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

      17And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

      18Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

      Need to say more?

    • Monty Perlman MONTAGU, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 2 years ago

      Israel should be free from outside pressure


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