“Hosanna” means “save us,” but Israeli soldiers descended on Palm Sunday worshipers anyway, grabbing Palestinian flags out of their hands in the middle of their holy procession.
Category: Israel’s treatment of Christians
Christian leaders close Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest against potential Israeli confiscation
The heads of Jerusalem’s Christian churches decided to close the Church of the Holy Sepulchre until further notice, in a protest against what they say is Israel’s “systematic campaign against the churches and the Christian community in the Holy Land”
A top Israeli rabbi bans followers from looking at banknote with poet married to Christian
Haaretz reports that a senior Israeli rabbi ruled against an image of an Israeli poet on a banknote because the poet’s wife was Christian. The rabbi said: “in our tradition, there are grave things written about whoever [lives his life] with a Christian. Tied to him like a dog. [People like that are] called apostates.” The ruling impacts ultra-Orthodox Jews living throughout Israel…
Israel is not as Christian-friendly as you think
The recent conviction of an Israeli settler for an arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes is a reminder that Jewish extremism toward Christians and their holy sites is a problem as old as the state of Israel itself.