Thanks to Israeli checkpoints and a separation barrier, East Jerusalem is virtually cut off from its customer base. The result is a seemingly endless economic tailspin.
Presbyterians voted against divestment by a slim margin. But then they agreed to support a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
Crackdowns on pimps and forced labor have helped Israel improve on a U.S. ranking of how well countries are addressing human trafficking issues.
Jewish groups were awarded a staggering 97% of the cash doled out to non-profits by the Department of Homeland Security, raising new questions about the program.
The Presbyterian church is on the brink of approving a long-debated measure to divest church funds from three companies that do business with Israel.
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