October 7, 2010
A Methodist preacher is planning to sue his own church over its decision to boycott Israeli goods.
Birmingham-based David Hallam has accused the Methodist Church of being "discriminatory" after its conference passed a report in July calling for a boycott of products from "illegal" West Bank settlements.
Mr Hallam, a former Labour MEP, said: "I tried to handle this internally and wrote to the Church to say I'm not certain we have the power to use donations from the collection to run a discriminatory campaign against Israeli Jews.
"I object to the one-sided and bigoted approach.