Thursday, March 06, 2014

No, My Cheek Stays Where It Is

My comment left at this site:

Let me be brief.  Disappointing.  No Jew living in the communities of Judea and Samaria, the New Testament term for these regions, are interviewed.  Only a pro-Pal. voice is heard.  You mention my home town, Shiloh, but my voice is missing.

Your last words are "Christians globally can and should advocate for a sustainable solution that recognizes and honors each person in the Holy Land as an equal child of God."  But if Islam (and we won't go into its persecution of local Christians) declares Abraham a Muslim and robs Judaism of its basis, how is that equal?

You quote Hana Ashrawi lying: "“Palestinians are the descendants of the early Christians,” says Palestinian legislator Dr. Hanan Ashrawi. “We are probably the straightest line to original Christianity. The Christian presence in Palestine is important. Christianity is part and parcel of the Palestinian identity.”  That should be first, Christains are the descendents of Jews who chose a different Biblical/Prophetic interpretation regarding the identity of the Messiah.  Second, the so-called "Palestinians" are descendents of those Arabs who conquered the Land of Israel in 638 CE, subjugated its local Christian and Jewish population and then occupied the land, off and on, until 1948, usually denying Jews any religious rights (no entry to the Temple Mount; no ascent past the 7th step of Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs; etc.).

In the New Testament there is no "Palestine".  Jesus was born in Bethlehem "of Judea" (Mark).  The Apostles walked through "Judea and Samaria" (Acts).  You adopt their narrative, religiously.

But we are no longer a "community" but a State and negative Christian perspectives do not peace make.


1 comment:

aparatchik said...

Donna Diorio makes some excellent points too, messianic Jews notwithstanding.