Israel? Or the Palestinian Authority?

Reader comment on: U.S. Becomes Chief Enabler of Christian Persecution

Submitted by Phillip Slepian, May 16, 2014 14:58

Just as a point of fact, listing Israel as an oppressor of Christians is disingenious. Nazareth was handed over to Palestinian Authority rule following the Oslo Accords in the 1990s. Prior to that, Christians in Judea and Samaria were thriving, with protection against their Muslim neighbors provided by the Israel military. Since the P.A. took over, the Christians have suffered more than just unfortunate billboards, with the Christian populations of places like Nazareth and Bethlehem (also turned over to P.A. rule) shrinking rapidly. Meanwhile, the Christian population in places under full Israeli control continues to grow as it has been for years. Under Israeli law, all residents are protected by law and all are equal under the law. It seems when the P.A. persecutes its Christians, it's still "the Jews' fault". The Muslims can't have it both ways.

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Obama - asleep at the wheel? Or possibly wide awake? [316 words]Eamonn GavinJun 14, 2014 08:34
⇒ Israel? Or the Palestinian Authority? [138 words]Phillip SlepianMay 16, 2014 14:58
The behaviour of these fundamentalist Muslims is so 11th century! [55 words]Sue HickeyMay 14, 2014 07:52

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