Scottish Christian group back ‘Boycott Divestment Sanctions’ of Israel in solidarity with Palestine
Iona Community back justice for Palestine and criticise Christian Zionism
THE CHRISTIAN GROUPING the Iona Community has declared its support for the ‘Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions’ (BDS) movement of the Israeli state as a method to bring peace and justice to Palestine and the peoples of the Middle East.
A new policy position, following a six month process and discussions with “Palestinian and Jerwish friends in Scotland”, was arrived at as part of the community’s peace campaigning efforts.
The Christian group, headquartered in Glasgow with community sites on Iona and Mull, states that criticism of so-called ‘Christian Zionism’ is required to cease injustice in the “settler colonial project” on historic Palestinian land.
The statement coincides with the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, the 1917 statement by the UK foreign secretary promising to create the state of Israel.
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