After Cleansing Bethlehem of Christians, PA Plays “Jesus Card”.
When Christmas comes around, the Palestinian Authority looks for ways to incite Christian hatred of Jews worldwide. This year, the Jew-baiting has taken the form of a report by AFP regarding a Jewish town’s opposition to Christmas trees and a book that calls Jesus “the first Palestinian martyr.”
While carrying the anti-Jewish Christmas tree story, world media neglected to note that the PA has been brutally and systematically driving out its Christian population – in Bethlehem and elsewhere – through torture and murder.
Depicting Israel in the role of Dr. Seuss’s “Grinch who stole Christmas,” AFP sadly reported that “there will be no celebrations this year in a Jewish suburb of Nazareth, after its mayor sparked outrage by refusing to allow Christmas trees to be placed in town squares, calling them provocative.”
The report has been featured on Yahoo!news, eliciting mostly angry anti-Israeli talkbacks, and elsewhere.
The suburb in question, Nazareth Illit, was established for the express purpose of creating a Jewish neighborhood next to Arab Nazareth. Over the past decade, however, thousands of Arabs have moved into the Jewish neighborhood, and it has become dangerous for Jews to walk down certain streets due to Arab harassment.
Mayor Shimon Gapso and many of the Jewish residents see the demand by Arabs to put Christmas trees in public squares as just another act of Arab-nationalist chutzpah.
AFP quoted Aziz Dahdal, a 35-year-old Christian resident of Nazareth Illit, as saying Gapso’s decision against Christmas trees in public squares amounted to “racism.”
While depicting Jews as anti-Christian, the PA likes to promote the notion that Jesus – who was a Second Temple era Jew – was in fact a “Palestinian.”
Palestinian Media Watch, which monitors PA incitement, reported that author Samih Ghanadreh from Nazareth called Jesus “the first Palestinian martyr” in a recent appearance on PA TV (see embedded video).
Earlier this year the Fatah Communications and Education Authority issued as statement on the official Fatah website claiming the Virgin Mary was “of the nation of Palestine.”
Source: Israel National News
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First published: December 28th, 2010.
Written by Ivar