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Jewish groups angered by churches' boycott call

Jewish groups angered by churches' boycott call 03 Aug 2010 Australia's leading church group has called on Australian churches and the public to boycott Israeli goods made in occupied Palestinian territories. The National Council of Churches in Australia - which includes the Catholic, Anglican, Uniting and Orthodox churches among its members - passed the resolution last month. Proposed by the Uniting Church and seconded by the Anglicans, the motion asks the council's welfare agency, Act for Peace, to help member churches with the boycott and urges Christians involved in interfaith dialogue to include justice for Palestinians in their conversations. Jewish groups were horrified at the resolution.