Skip to comments.After Cleansing Bethlehem of Christians, PA Plays Jesus Card
Posted on 12/25/2010 6:55:47 PM PST by Nachum
When Christmas comes around, the Palestinian Authority looks for ways to incite Christian hatred of Jews worldwide. This year, the Jew-baiting has taken the form of a report by AFP regarding a Jewish town's opposition to Christmas trees and a book that calls Jesus "the first Palestinian martyr." While carrying the anti-Jewish Christmas tree story, world media neglected to note that the PA has been brutally and systematically driving out its Christian population - in Bethlehem and elsewhere - through torture and murder.
Depicting Israel in the role of Dr. Seuss's "Grinch who stole Christmas," AFP sadly reported that "there will be no celebrations this year in a Jewish suburb of Nazareth, after its mayor sparked outrage by refusing to allow Christmas trees to be placed in town squares, calling them provocative."
The report has been featured on Yahoo!news, eliciting mostly angry anti-Israeli talkbacks, and elsewhere.
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Jews don’t celebrate Christmas. But they appreciate those who do. And for what its worth, I was reading a cynical letter from those who desecrated the Church Of The Nativity in Bethlehem, wishing Christians a Merry Christmas! I was repulsed by those who had no respect to the Christian Lord wishing well on those they persecuted when they should be seeking their forgiveness for the crimes against God they committed. May their exile last beyond Judgment Day!
As one who grew up near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (aka PA), the title gave me a bit of a start.
The only safe time in Jerusalem for religious people of all kinds, was after the Israelis booted the Jordanians out of Jerusalem in 1967. Now the Israeli government guards mosques better than they do the tomb of Joseph, the tomb of Samuel, and Kever Rachel.
Israel must drive the Arabs out of Bethlehem, the Golan Heights and Jordan and reclaim their heritage. That is the only way to peace.
I pray that some day, the Israelis liberate Bethlehem and the entirety of the Holy Land, so that people of all faiths may enjoy this place for generations to come.
Oh good grief, the Israeli abdication of governance in these areas is a result of pressure from Washington. One would think America should know better.