Category Archives: Jerusalem

Christmas is cancelled: Nazareth’s Muslim mayor bans traditional Christmas celebrations in Christ’s childhood home

h/t DMB

The Muslim mayor of Nazareth has cancelled traditional outdoor songs and plays celebrating Christmas in the city where Jesus spent his childhood.

Mayor Ali Salam, who once made the curious boast that U.S. President Donald Trump “learned everything from me” about how to win elections, indicated that he was punishing local and visiting Christians as revenge for the President’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Our message is we love Jerusalem, we’ll never abandon you under any circumstances,” Salam declared.

“Our identity and faith aren’t up for debate … The decision [by Donald Trump about Jerusalem] has taken away the joy of the holiday, and we will thus cancel the festivities this year.”

While Nazareth is located within Israel proper rather than Palestinian Authority territory in Gaza and the West Bank, a majority of its inhabitants are Arabs with Israeli citizenship.

At a little over 30 per cent of the population, Christians are a significant minority — but are dominated by the Muslim majority which voted Salam into power.


The false narrative of Middle East peace being hampered by embassy moving to Jerusalem

Fact: we are no closer to true peace between the Palestinians and Israelis than we were two decades ago. During that time, we had president after president delay the promise we made before the turn of the millennium to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move our embassy there from Tel Aviv. It hasn’t worked so far. Why keep doing it?

Now promote expanding Israel’s borders and watch the Muslims lose their minds.


Hamas threatens ‘intifada’ over US moves on Jerusalem

Reports in Washington have suggested US President Donald Trump may on Monday fulfill a campaign pledge on the American embassy, which like all other foreign missions is currently located in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.

“We warn against such a move and call on the Palestinian people to revive the intifada if these unjust decisions on Jerusalem are adopted,” Hamas said in a statement.


A Call on All Christians to Defend Their Birthplace and the Homeland of the Jewish People

Christians’ collective consciousness must stop the planned peace conference in Paris on January 15-17, and prevent the presumably intended UN Security Council (UNSC) vote on a Palestinian State as a 22nd Muslim state, in the midst of the one Jewish State. We need to ensure that there will be no capitulation to the Islamization of the Middle East and Europe. We need to ensure that the Old City of Jerusalem, the heart of Judaism for more than 3,000 years and the seat of Christianity for 2,000 years, will not be allowed to be Islamic as part of what would soon be an Islamic state, and very likely a terrorist one. In such a state, all polls show, the next vote will be to install the terrorist group Hamas. That would mean the eventual destruction of all Judeo-Christian heritage, as we have been seeing throughout the Middle East.


Jordan: US embassy move to Jerusalem ‘red line’

Jordanian Information Minister Mohammed Momani warned that the US moving its diplomatic mission in Israel to Jerusalem would lead to “catastrophic” shockwaves in the region.

Momani asserted that moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a “red line” for the Amman government and could potentially “inflame the Islamic and Arab street” and serve as a “gift to extremists.”

Well, isn’t that precious?


Israeli Police and Palestinians Clash in Jerusalem

Israeli police and Palestinians clashed on Sunday at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound, where violence in recent weeks has raised international concern.

No injuries or arrests were initially reported, after Palestinian youths, chanting “God is great”, threw rocks at police in riot gear, who responded with what a spokeswoman described as “appropriate riot dispersal means”.

She declined to elaborate, but said calm had been restored. Israel Radio said police had fired rubber bullets.

Palestinians have said they fear that increasing visits by Jewish groups to the holy compound, revered by Jews as the site of Biblical temples, are eroding Muslim religious control there.

Israel has pledged to maintain Muslim prayer rights at al-Aqsa, but, citing security concerns, has frequently banned young Muslim men from entering the area, which it captured when it seized East Jerusalem and the West Bank in a 1967 war.

There have been similar days of unrest at al-Aqsa over the past several weeks during a period coinciding with the onset of major Jewish and Muslim holidays.

Sunday’s incident occurred on the eve of the Jewish festival of Sukkoth and the end of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. An Israeli ban on Jewish visits to the compound, imposed several days ago in a bid to lower tensions, was still in effect.