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US Presbyterian Church to Divest From Israeli-Linked Investments

The U.S. Presbyterian Church has voted to divest its financial holdings from three American companies doing business in parts of Israel considered by Palestinians to be occupied territory. The governing General Assembly voted Friday 310-303 to remove holdings in Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard and Motorola from the church’s portfolio of investments, according to a statement posted on its Web site. Though largely symbolic, the decision comes amid building pressure on other churches,...

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