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Church of the Nativity Used in Bid for Palestinian Statehood

Christian pilgrims visit the Church of the Nativity

Christian pilgrims visit the Church of the Nativity
Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90

The issue is not genuinely about a two-state solution — as many are fooled into believing. In 1947 the United Nations already came up with a two-state solution when it recommended partitioning Palestine into two states, one Jewish, one Arab; so there would have been a Palestinian state in 1948. But instead five Arab counties went to war against the new Jewish state to try to obliterate it at birth.

Today, sadly, nothing has changed. Lethal opposition to the existence of Israel remains fierce, including this current, more subtle provocation from a territory now using a Christian holy site — the Church of the Nativity — to try to advance a most un-Christian agenda.

Originally published by Gatestone Institute http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org

About the Author: Christine Williams is a Canadian journalist and award-winning interviewer. She is a regular blogger for NewsRealBlog.com, where her articles are frequently republished online at USA Today, FrontPage Magazine and Islamist Watch, among others.


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One Response to “Church of the Nativity Used in Bid for Palestinian Statehood”

  1. Cheryl Haun Morris says:

    You should be concerned with the treatment of Christians by some Jews in Israel. A friend recently went to Jerusalem and was spat upon because he was dressed as an Orthodox Priest. I understand that it is very common for a Christian priest to be spat upon by Jews in Jerusalem friend made a pilgrimage to Israel. He saw Jews harassing a Christian procession. I have heard many such stories from Palestinian Christians.

    Fr. John W. John Morris

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