……and the General Synod passes the motion with a large majority yesterday (10th July). Ed Thornton reported in the Church Times recently the attack by The Board of Deputies of British Jews on a private member’s motion, supporting group working for justice and peace in Israel and Palestine. The criticism was directed particularly at EAPPI (Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel).
But the campaign did not prevent the motion from being carried – Read a report of the debate and vote by Ben White on electronicintifada.net.
July 6th – 15th, Swansea, South England, Midlands Two veteran Ecumenical Accompaniers are on tour with their successful show from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011, Still Life: Tales from the West Bank. Through images, the recounting of a little history, storytelling and songs, Karen Chalk, ICAHD UK administrator, and Penny Stone retell with compassion and humour their observations over three months of Palestinian villagers struggling to live and work under an oppressive form of occupation. See www.chalkstone.co.uk for more information and tour dates.
In the Church Times, before the session of the General Synod which began last week, Thornton wrote:
THE Board of Deputies of British Jews is attempting to mobilise opposition to a private member’s motion on Palestine and Israel at the [Church of England] General Synod next month.
The Board’s main problem with the motion, which has been put down by Dr John Dinnen (Here