David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and good friend of Iranian leaders, congratulated Presbyterian Church USA on its vote to divest from companies that do business with Israel.
On his website, Duke said: “Bravo to the Presbyterian Church for standing up to Jewish racism and supremacism!” “Through ethnic racism and tribalism they discriminate against Gentiles and take over media and other institutions,” he said. “Their racist power over the media and government is why Israel can get away with it all.”
One commenter wrote on the Elder of Ziyon site: “This endorsement by Jew-hating David Duke is PRICELESS!”
JNS.org – Leaders of Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) voted Friday at the church’s biennial general assembly in Detroit to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions, all companies that do business with Israel, in a 310-303 vote.
Similar to past BDS resolutions, the current one called on PCUSA to label Israel as an “apartheid” nation, while calling for divestment from major companies such as Motorola, Caterpillar, and Hewlett-Packard who “participate in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.” “Over the last decade, numerous divestment and boycott resolutions uniquely and solely aimed at Israel have been brought by a small minority of anti-Israel activists in the Presbyterian Church. They in turn are partnered with the global BDS campaign to demonize and delegitimize Israel,”
“BDS has groomed a Presbyterian contingent which manipulates committee rules to hijack the agenda, skew the debate and silence alternative views. The Committee barely heard about Palestinian terrorism or about Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group that governs Gaza and just kidnapped three Israeli teenagers.”
The latest figures released by PCUSA in 2012 indicate that membership has dramatically declined over the last half decade, with the loss of nearly 465,000 members between 2006 and 2012, including 103,000 between 2011 and 2012. These declines have coincided with a growing push by anti-Israel members within PCUSA to have the church divest from Israel.