Category: Israel’s treatment of Christians

The Christmas tree at Manger Square near the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank, Dec. 3, 2022.
The Christmas tree at Manger Square near the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank, Dec. 3, 2022. (photo)

Palestinians ‘suffering like no other’ in modern times – Day 71

Israel still targeting journalists, lying about it; Israel forces killed Israelis with white flags – then Israeli military chief claims “Israeli forces don’t kill people with white flags”; hostage negotiation possibility; more on women gunned down in church; more on Gazans buried alive on hospital grounds; major Israeli raid on West Bank town of Tulkarm – 5 killed, including a teenager; Netanyahu’s latest plan; Ben-Gvir’s latest antics; humanitarian update.

Sacred Christian site Emmaus destroyed by Israel

In 1967 Israel ordered the razing of Emmaus (the site where the Bible says the resurrected Jesus broke bread with two of his disciples). Israeli soldiers forced the inhabitants to trek for days to refuge – 22 people & an infant died. Israel then built its famous Canada Park on the location. This was part of a long pattern of Israeli attacks on Christian sites… (see video)

Israeli guards called him “the Christian” to insult him, then beat him some more

Israeli police burst into his home, broke his nose and a tooth, then dragged him by force, bound and blindfolded, to their van. After 41 days of beatings in an Israeli prison, 16-year-old Shadi Khoury is finally released to house arrest

His family had to break their usual tradition of visiting his grandmother on Christmas in Bethlehem and attending Christmas mass because of Shadi’s house arrest…

His mother is concerned that his adolescence has been lost forever…

Does Israel Permit Freedom of Worship? Are Palestinian Christians Doomed?

There is an ongoing elimination of Christianity in the region where it was born being carried out by Israel and its friends. The United States has been the enabler of much of the change in spite of the prevalence of self-described devout Christians in Congress, many of whom ironically are vocal and even enthusiastic supporters of Israeli “security” policies.

How Israeli Jews’ Fear of Christianity Turned Into Christian Hatred

Hasn’t the time come to examine the way enmity toward Christians is inculcated and nurtured among the Jewish population in Israel? New book reports that the life of Jesus and the religion he spawned are taught in Israeli schools in a way that’s inconsistent with their influence on European culture and Western civilization…