During a recent inter-faith mission, leaders from American Jewish organizations and Protestant church groups met with Sabeel director Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek and confronted him over statements which they felt "denied the legitimate right of the Jewish people to live in their land, and echoed medieval anti-Semitic canards". Mission participants declared, as noted by NGO Monitor, that Sabeel "has been the driving force behind the scenes pushing mainline Protestant denominations to adopt a policy of divestment against companies doing business with Israel."
"Interfaith Mission to Israel Leads to ‘New Trust’ Between Jewish And Protestant Leaders; Jews Hope for End To Divestment Campaign", Anti-Defamation League, September 26, 2005.



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