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2 years ago  ::  May 17, 2012 - 3:05PM #1
BDboy
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Recently we discussed the "Situation of Palestinian Christians" in the holy land. I read an article by a Palestinain-American who happens to be a Christian. Check out what he felt about comments by Israeli envoy in Washigton D.C......


Palestinian Christians Against the Occupation


------By Philip Farah

[ Source: www.huffingtonpost.com/philip-farah/pale... ]

In a recent op-ed in the 
Wall Street Journal, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren claimed that Christians in Israel are better off than their brethren anywhere else in the Middle East. Two Sundays ago, "60 Minutes" made clear he attempted to intimidate Bob Simon by going over Simon's head to speak to Jeff Fager, the head of CBS News and executive producer of "60 Minutes," to complain that Simon's story on Christian Palestinians was "a hatchet job" against Israel. In fact, it was a hard-hitting, but honest piece in which Simon helped to expose the terrible harm the Israeli occupation -- not Muslim Palestinians as the ambassador claimed -- is doing to Christian Palestinians in the Holy Land.





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2 years ago  ::  May 17, 2012 - 3:11PM #2
browbeaten
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Maybe because they are not Israeli citizens.  Whether Christian or Muslim, you still have to be eligible to become an Israeli citizen.  Is that not true for every other nation in the world?


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2 years ago  ::  May 17, 2012 - 3:18PM #3
BDboy
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Cute Brow!!


They were driven away by FORCE by Israel. Israel did that to a lot of non-Jews in that area during "Re-creation" of Biblical Israel from history books.


It is still ongoing. Click here to read about one more account.


 

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2 years ago  ::  May 17, 2012 - 3:21PM #4
browbeaten
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May 17, 2012 -- 3:18PM, BDboy wrote:


Cute Brow!!


They were driven away by FORCE by Israel. Israel did that to a lot of non-Jews in that area during "Re-creation" of Biblical Israel from history books.


It is still ongoing. Click here to read about one more account.


 




Are you still complaining of what happened during the war in 1948?  It's long over.  Israel was created and established.  Many people were displaced for a variety of reasons.  That is what happens in wars.  Get over it. 




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2 years ago  ::  May 17, 2012 - 3:39PM #5
BDboy
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May 17, 2012 -- 3:21PM, browbeaten wrote:


May 17, 2012 -- 3:18PM, BDboy wrote:


Cute Brow!!


They were driven away by FORCE by Israel. Israel did that to a lot of non-Jews in that area during "Re-creation" of Biblical Israel from history books.


It is still ongoing. Click here to read about one more account.


 




Are you still complaining of what happened during the war in 1948?  It's long over.  Israel was created and established.  Many people were displaced for a variety of reasons.  That is what happens in wars.  Get over it. 







 


>>>>>>> Nope. Complaining is not effective. Specially if we are dealing with Israel. Just reminding how this "Problem" started and all the lies Israelis relied on to mislead people. Just telling like it is.


Since Israel "Claimed" (Falsely) Christians are living well in Israel, Palestinian Christians are "Offering the real deal" to educate people about Israeli MO.


That is all.

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2 years ago  ::  May 17, 2012 - 7:42PM #6
LeahOne
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May 17, 2012 -- 3:18PM, BDboy wrote:


Cute Brow!!


They were driven away by FORCE by Israel. Israel did that to a lot of non-Jews in that area during "Re-creation" of Biblical Israel from history books.


It is still ongoing. Click here to read about one more account.





As long as you and others continue to deny the very well-documented 'ethnic cleansing' which took place by the Jordanians in 1948/9  in East Jerusalem,  I see no point in 'discussing' this man's complaint.


First, I'd like to see his proof that the house he was born in in East Jerualem had belonged to his family *before* 1948.


And then I'd like to know WHY all the 'Palestinians' didn't seem to mind being 'Occupied' by Jordan for those 19 years..... 

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2 years ago  ::  May 18, 2012 - 7:36AM #7
SherriMunnerlyn
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So, what did a real Palestinian Christian say about the plight of Christians in Palestine?


 


"I am a Palestinian Christian, now a U.S. citizen, and my own experience and that of my family attest to the falsity of Ambassador Oren's assertion. I was born in East Jerusalem, Jordan in 1952, only a few years after my family and the majority of Palestinians fled from their homes when the newly established Jewish state took over three-quarters of historical Palestine. My family, like almost all the other Palestinians who fled -- Christians and Muslims alike -- became refugees, losing their fields, orchards, homes and practically everything else, to Israel. Israel defied the international consensus and a U.N. resolution calling on it to allow the Palestinian refugees to return."


www.huffingtonpost.com/philip-farah/pale...


He tells us Christians in Palestine were forced to flee from their homes by Israel, becoming refugees, inside or outside Palestine, and they have not been allowed to return since, in violation of intl law.


Sherri


 

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2 years ago  ::  May 18, 2012 - 8:17AM #8
LeahOne
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And ALL the time he's talking, he's LYING.


LYING by OMISSION.


That OMISSION being 'the other side of the equasion'.


700,000 (Muslim and Christian) Arabs is a 'Nakba' = 900,000 (Jewish) Arabs is ???????


To not even acknowledge the OTHER refugees made by that conflict is a crime against humanity, because it denies that those 900,000 are part of 'humanity'.

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2 years ago  ::  May 18, 2012 - 8:30AM #9
SherriMunnerlyn
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May 18, 2012 -- 8:17AM, LeahOne wrote:


And ALL the time he's talking, he's LYING.


LYING by OMISSION.


That OMISSION being 'the other side of the equasion'.


700,000 (Muslim and Christian) Arabs is a 'Nakba' = 900,000 (Jewish) Arabs is ???????


To not even acknowledge the OTHER refugees made by that conflict is a crime against humanity, because it denies that those 900,000 are part of 'humanity'.




Leah,


He, a Palestinian Chistian, is speaking of his own life, he is telling us what happened to him, his own family, how Israel forced them from their homes, and how they fled, and how they have never been allowed to return to their homes, in complete violation of intl law.


This is the story of what happened to Palestinian Christians.


And what happened to someone else, somewhere else, is completely irrelevant.


Sherri

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2 years ago  ::  May 18, 2012 - 8:45AM #10
LeahOne
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So you want to insist that the ONLY refugees made by the war on Israel in '48/49 are the 'Muslim and Christian' Palestinians?


Since you, Sherri, insist on claimnig that 'Palestine' is the correct name for the entire land in question - then the refugees created by Jordan when the OCCUPIED East Jerusalem were ALSO 'Palestinians', per YOUR words.  And yet you deny their very existance, let alone  the horrors they endured.


People driven from their homes with no compensation, forced to flee their native land:  there's NO DIFFERENCE between what those refugees from East Jerusalem endured and what the 700,000 refugees you count endured.  NONE.


If you want to continue to deny that any Jewish 'Palestinians' were made refugees during that war, then EVERY 'conclusion' and recommendation you can make will of necessitry be flawed - seriously so! - because you have begun by discriminating against one subset of those involved.

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