Arab Christian leaders: Same old song and dance on Israel

When one pauses to reflect on what significant Arab Christian leaders have been saying about the problems in the Middle East these past few years, one throws up one’s hands in despair. You guessed it. Their real complaint is with Israel

Last summer, a group of Christian scholars from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Iraq gathered in Cyprus under the auspices of an organization called the Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World.

The theme of the conference was, “Shifting Identities: Changes in the Political, Social and Religious Structures in the Arab World.”

The Diyar Consortium, a Bethlehem-based, pro-Palestinian propaganda organization led by Lutheran Pastor Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, played a substantial role in organizing the conference, which was attended by more than 50 intellectuals from the fields of academia, journalism, and government in the Middle East.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    And if they didn’t pay lip service to what their Arab masters want to hear, they would find themselves being exterminated at an even great clip.

    Compare the anti-American rhetoric coming from Eastern Europe during the cold war to what they were saying just after the fall of the Soviet Union.
    Who knew, Poland and Czechoslovakia didn’t really hate us at all?

    Now count how many terror attacks Christians in the Middle East commit against Israel and Jews vs. the numbers of atrocities committed by Muslims.
    I can’t, off the top of my head, remember any acts of terror committed by any of the Christian communities.

    • truthdareisay

      True but you do know when war breaks out as it did in 1948, 1967 and 1973 Christian and Muslim Arabs were in armies killing and torturing Jews if any were caught alive. In Israel during The Naqba, many Christian Arabs partake in it as well.. However, my guess is, I hope I am right, that most Christian Arabs in Israel are good people

      • discuss

        That’s awesome

        • truthdareisay

          Which local Nazi party do you belong to?

      • Alain

        It comes down to culture trumps religion or rather religious teachings.

        • Minicapt

          The Christians in the Holy Land became ‘Arab’ after the recreation of Israel. After the Jews, they are part of the “original inhabitants of the Land”.


    • Minicapt

      Paying lip-service when one is under a Mohammedan government is a survival tool. It’s the reason for the Shi’ite “taqiyya”. But active support for the Mohammedans within Israel suggests that their identity as Christian is unjustifiably malleable.


  • marty_p

    Toronto Star has an article today on the same subject – nowhere is the fact that Christians are relatively safe to practice their religion in Israel mentioned.

  • discuss

    Is this like the “Dancing Israelis”?

    • Small minds regurgitate the same garbage.

      Nice job.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Republican candidate Ted Cruz learned of this up close and personal. When he addressed a gathering of Middle East Christians here and told them that Israel was their best friend in the region, he was booed. “If you won’t stand with Israel, I won’t stand with you,” and he walked off the podium. My respect for him grew enormously with that.

  • The supposed Christian “leaders” of the Middle East have lost 99% of what was the birthplace of Christianity.

    They are getting ready to loose the final 1%. And they will blame it on the Jews.

    Nice going fools.

  • cmh

    yes there sure is a problem

  • luna

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