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Professor Kontorovich writes Wall Street Journal op-ed piece on anti-Israel divestment campaign by Protestant churches

Professor Eugene Kontorovich is the author of a Wall Street Journal op-ed article on mainline Protestant churches' anti-Israel divestment campaign. He states that recent attempts by Protestant churches to endorse boycotts of companies with ties to Israel are not representative of the views of the majority of their members.

Religious Radicals: Mainline churches launch a policy to punish Israel, The Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2005. By Eugene Kontorovich.

Excerpt:
"Most American Christians back Israel and its right to defend itself. (The evangelical wing of Protestantism is especially vocal in its support.) A recent nationwide survey sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League revealed that nearly four times as many Americans sympathize with Israel than with the Palestinians, and an overwhelming majority of Americans (71%) believe that Israel is currently taking a 'bold step for peace.' The same cannot be said, though, for the leaders of these churches."

For full text of the op-ed piece, click here.