Palestinian Christmas Lies – Jonathan S. Tobin
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 25, 2014)
Middle East Christians have been largely portrayed as caught in the middle of a bitter war between Jews and Arabs over the Holy Land. But this is a profound misunderstanding of the reality of the conflict. Though many Christians have been prominent Arab nationalists, their effort to identify with the struggle against Zionism has not led to greater acceptance for Christians within Palestinian society or the Arab and Muslim world in general. To the contrary, over the decades, the Palestinian national movement has taken an increasingly Islamist tone. Today, an Islamist tide that has swept through the region has made Christians an endangered minority.
The same dynamic has led to a massive exodus of Palestinian Christians from the territories. Life in many traditionally Christian towns like Bethlehem has been made increasingly untenable for non-Muslims. By contrast, Israel remains the one nation in the region where Christian rights and those of all religions are respected. (Commentary)
See also Do Middle Eastern Christians Have Any Chance of Survival? – Justus Reid Weiner (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)
(Click on the title of either article to see the whole article…Ed.)