Ann Arbor Quakers asked FFC to divest and issued this warm statement of thanks:
FFC has a "zero tolerance for weapons and weapons components," and said, "We are uncomfortable defending our position on this stock."
FFC is not the first Quaker institution to avoid companies that support the Israeli occupation. In March 2008, the Board of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a US Campaign member group, approved an Israel/Palestine investment screen, stating:
The snowball is gathering momentum. Let us continue our support for courageous churches and other institutions that are putting their money where their mouths are.