ps: a local friend points out that this fellow is already under the gun (or sword) of “pali” terroristas ....
so that if he lacks sufficient faith (or guts, or cajones) to speak the truth... it will be explained as “looking out to protect his flock from mass murders at the hands of the Islamic murder gangs”
perhaps we can cut this guy a little slack (just a little?) on the grounds that maybe his faith is not quite at the level of the Christian martyrs of yore...
Borders shifting back and forth under the Byzantines, Ottomans etc., Palæstina was always a province, never an independent state as far as I know, unless you go way WAY back before 700 BC to the Philistines, who lived in cities around Gaza before the Assyrian conquest.
My point: "Palestinian" is a very ambiguous term.
About Mary: it would be (geographically) accurate to say that as an inhabitant of Nazareth, Mary was Galilean; it would be (racially) accurate to say she was of the tribe of Judah and the house of David. Otherwise (politically?) she was taxed under Coele-Syria, Roman Province of Iudea, Kingdom of Herod.
"Palestinian" doesn't have to be a politically-charged word; but of course the PA and Hamas will make it so.
its as anachronistic as calling St Patrick English.
there was no Palestine until Hadrian changed the name from Judea to Palestina
Said priest is a HERETIC. And I am being serious. He is retranslating the Bible for political ends in a manner which undermines Jesus’s life. He was the proclaimed “King of the Jews”, not leader of the Roman colonists in Gaza. He was supposedly heir of David, the man who crushed teh Greek Sea Peoples/Pelesht.