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James Michie

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The Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA), led by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, has nixed three resolutions advocating boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) in non-violent protest of the Israeli occupation. The vote followed opposition from Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem to adopting BDS because he fears reprisal from the Israeli authorities in threatening his travel and residence in Jerusalem.