Palestinian Christians: Who are They?

ARCHPRIEST PANAYIOTIS PAPAGEORGIOU, PH.D. - 23/7/14 Most Americans today correlate Palestinians with Moslems and terrorism as the conflict flares up from time to time. In this political and military clash between the Israeli Jews and the Palestinian Moslems, the plight of the Palestinian Christians is completely lost. Who are the Palestinians? Are they all Moslems? Are they all ...

ISRAELI BILL DISTINGUISHES CHRISTIANS FROM 1948 PALESTINIANS

7/3/14 Israel’s legislative branch, known as the Knesset, passed a controversial bill into law that defines 1948 Christians Palestinians as “non-Arabs”, Israeli media reported. The new law – passed on Monday with a vote of 31 in favor and 6 against – for the first time differentiates Christian Palestinians from the rest of the Palestinian community, who had survived the ...

What’s Really Behind the Persecution of Christians in the Middle East?

By Sonja Corbitt http://www.catholic.org February 2014 NASHVILLE, TN -- "Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24). Although it has fallen largely on deaf ears, the plight of Christians in the Middle East has made some news, especially in Christian circles. I have written on the circumstances there, myself, and about how Muslim extremism is ...

Palestinian Christians dwindling in number due to political situation

Church representatives from Palestine in Dublin yesterday. From left: Canon Naim Ateek, Archbishop Theodosius Hanna and the Rev Fr Peter Madros. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patsy McGarry- 16/4/13 Senior Palestianian churchmen blame Israel, the US, and Germany. Since the foundation of the Israeli state in 1948 at least 35 per cent of Palestinian Christians had left the Holy Land, a senior Palestinian churchman said in Dublin yesterday. “It has been the greatest de-Christianising influence there since the Ottomans,” Fr Peter Madros of ...

Palestinian Christians Face

Lena Odgaard for Al-Monitor  Palestine Pulse- 30/3/13 Thousands of Christians from across the globe are flocking to Jerusalem to  follow the footsteps of Jesus during the Easter festivities. But while pilgrims  from Africa, Asia, the US and Europe can easily spend the most important  Christian holiday in the historic city, Christian Palestinians living only five  to ...

Israeli Persecution forces Christians to Emigrate

By Khalid Amayreh 5/5/2012 Israeli ambassador to the United State Michael Oren recently tried to bully CBS to kill a story exposing Israeli persecution, harassment and mistreatment of Palestinian Christians, forcing many of them to emigrate. Oren, a Jewish supremacist, reportedly described the '60 Minutes' broadcast of 12+ minute story on Israel's mistreatment of Palestinian Christians as "a ...

Bethlehem’s last Christians?

28/4/2012 Op-ed: World, churches silent in face of Islamic persecution of Palestinian Christians. Veteran CBS News anchor Bob Simon just reported on the Palestinian Christians, indicting Israel’s “occupation” as responsible for their dramatic disappearance. The 60 Minutes story caused Israel tremendous PR damage. Yet largely ignored by Western media, a systematic campaign of Muslim persecution against the ...

Israeli army to ease Christmas travel

20/12/2011 Jerusalem: The Israeli army announced special measures, on Monday, to ease the movement of Palestinian Christians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip from now till into January to allow for seasonal celebrations. The West Bank Christians will be allowed to visit Israel without any age limitations, the army said without saying how many would ...

IDF and COGAT to Make Accommodations for Christian Palestinians During the Christmas Holiday

Archive: Civil Admininstration Officer Meets With Dar-Almalkh Council Heads

14/12/2011 Today, head of the Bethlehem District Coordination and Liaison Office (DCL), Lt. Col. Iyad Sarhan, will host representatives of the Jerusalem and Bethlehem patriarchates. The visit is a part of the traditional conference for heads of Christian communities that occurs each year ahead of the Christmas holidays. The representatives that will participate in the conference are ...

“Palestinian Theologian” Trashes “Palestinian Theology”

by Malcolm Lowe 10/11/2011 For over two decades, parts of the Christian world have been bemused by the writings of self-styled "Palestinian Christian theologians." Since their brightest lights are Protestant pastors, they are minor figures among the overwhelmingly Orthodox and Catholic faithful of the Holy Land. But they are strangely popular in Liberal Protestant circles abroad and ...

Palestinian Christians Are Hopeful About Statehood

Palestinian Christians in the Old City of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. – Jamie Lynn Ross/Flickr Creative Commons

BY MICHELE CHABIN 09/30/2011 Mahmoud Abbas asked for sovereignty at the United Nations, and residents back home look to the future. JERUSALEM — Salim Manarious, a retired former school headmaster, believes there will be a sovereign Palestinian state in his lifetime. “I believe it because I’m a Palestinian,” the 72-year-old Orthodox Christian said Sept. 23, the day Palestinian National ...

Palestinian Christians support Independent State

Archbishop Theodosios Atallah Hanna

22/9/2011 The main Christian denominations in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza have issued a joint statement supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Around 57000 Christians live in the territories concerned. The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia, Theodosios Atallah Hanna, told euronews the Palestinian people deserve a state, and United Nations ...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Angers Palestinian Christians – OpEd

By Stuart Littlewood 23/6/2011 Kairos Palestine, the voice of Palestinian Christians, has given the Archbishop of Canterbury a strong ticking-off for remarks he made during a BBC interview. Rifat Kassis, co-ordinator of Kairos Palestine, said he was “deeply troubled” by the Archbishop’s “inaccurate and erroneous remarks” about the situation of Christians in the Middle East. He called the ...