Yeah… about Israel and Christians in its borders

The Israeli government has long tried to suggest that the emigration of Christian Palestinians is the result of a “jihad” being waged by “terrorists” or “fundamentalists”. There are obvious advantages to this strategy, particularly its dependence on pre-existing prejudices and stereotypes in the West. But it also seeks to neutralise a potentially damaging threat: that people around the world will see Christian Palestinians leaving their historic homeland due to Israeli colonisation and occupation.

via Christians of the Holy Land – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

3 thoughts on “Yeah… about Israel and Christians in its borders

  1. The 60 Minutes piece was certainly an eye-opener, especially for the hysterically paranoid overreaction and attempt at censorship by the Israeli ambassador. An Arab Christian exodus out of the holy land is well underway and will only get worse, leading to Jerusalem and Bethlehem being exclusively “theme parks” as the 60 Minutes piece warns.

  2. You could do better to hide your clearly anti-Jewish sentiments. Sid Roth does this wrong to Israel did this all points to a clear bias. Shame on you. People like yourself have veered deeply off the path from what you state to believe. Christianity is a pro-conversion religion, dissimilar to Judaism. To constantly question a messianic Jews “belief” on numerous occasions goes back to hundreds & hundreds of years of Catholic & other denominatons distrust of converted Jews, regardless of baptism & clear display of devotion. Those who forget the teachings they claim to preach, have been compromised, & are part of the problem. The world needs less of this.

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