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GA219: Committee changes "Breaking Down the Walls," approves revision unanimously

Seattle Presbytery

Mike Jennings, Outlook Correspondent - Some after-hours brainstorming yielded key changes in a document that may drastically affect the church’s clout and credibility with Israelis, Palestinians and American Jews.

Some people who are closely tracking the report, titled “Breaking Down the Walls,” say the new language put forward by members of the Middle East Peacemaking Issues Committee might have salvaged the report’s chance of adoption by the General Assembly later this week.

“I applaud the committee for the changes that it has made,” said Byron Shafer of the New York City Presbytery after the 53-member committee unanimously approved the amended report today (July 6). Shafer was one of nine members of the panel that adopted the report after months of research – and he was the lone member to vote against it.

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