Monday, December 26, 2005

Jesus' Parents Find No Room at the Suicide Bomber's Inn

No sooner does Christmas come around than the time emerges for displaying and exhibiting the remaining Christians in Bethelehem for the purpose of complaining about Israel. There is of course a steady decline in Bethelehem Christians under Palestinian rule but this is as usual attributed to Israel, despite Bethelehem being under Palestinian rule and Israeli soldiers never even setting foot there.

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor proclaimed that "Christ was crying for the town of his birth" due to all the Israeli restrictions and roadblocks. Of course the good Cardinal didn't hear any crying when he moved Father Michael Hill, a known pedophile, around to another parish rather than inform the authorities or at least discharge him from the Church. Father Hill of course continued to molest children and was convicted of sexually assaulting twelve children.

Back then the Cardinal didn't hear any crying, not Jesus' or the children who were abused because of his coverup. Today however when Israel puts up roadblocks to protect its own children from suicide bombers, the Cardinal hears weeping. Not for the Israeli children murdered but for the inconvenienced Palestinians.

And of course every news service promptly picked up the Cardinal's comments. Hurling variations of Christ-Killer charges at the Jews has usually been all it took to spark the usual bouts of anti-semitism. And nothing has changed. News services once again report that if Jesus' parents were alive today they would never be able to reach Bethelehem.

What they fail to report is that Jesus' parents were Jews. If they were alive today, they might have been blown up on a bus or eating at a restaurant. If they survived all that heading towards arab areas, they would risk being gunned down in a drive by, by Arab terrorists. Once in Bethelehem, they would find a town where no Jews live that had been cleansed of any Jewish presence by successions of Christian and Muslim invasions and Arab settlement which now presumes to deny Jews the right to live anywhere in Israel. Had they tried to live there, they would have been killed or driven out as illegal Jewish settlers with the approval and support of the international community.

I don't know about Christ but someone should weep over that.


haKiruv said...

You forgot the part where on the way back from Egypt, they were forced to smuggle TNT.


John O"Brian said...

Your posts get better and Better!!!!

ruth2 said...

You have my deepest respect and admiration for speaking out against the atrocities (crimes, sins) the Catholic Church perpetrated against innocent children, whose only fault were being alter servers, going to confession, or attending a weekly Catechism class.

I know some people who would say, 'why should Jews care about the happenings of the Roman Catholic Church?' We care because we are moral, decent, caring people. It's as simple as that.

Now if only the RC Church and christianity as a whole would express similar outrage and weep at the crimes committed against Jewish children in Israel.

I read Arutz Sheva this morning and was sickened to learn that Arab Muslims launched kassam rockets (which exploded) near Kibbutz Sa'ad, where a group of kindergarten students were having a Chanukah party. A Chanukah party! Even a minimally decent person would consider innocent civilians and certainly chilren off limits in any conflict or war.
Thankfully, a miracle happened. No one was injured. But why isn't the school being protected? This isn't the first time the kibbutz had been targeted.

And why is the international community silent in light of all of this? Where are the tears from those Christians who wept at the suffering of one, solitary Jew 2000 years ago? Why are they oblivious to the suffering of Jewish children in 2005?

Personally, I think most Christians skip over the part in the NT where Jesus says, "If you love me, feed my sheep." It was a parable of course. Jesus was telling his followers to take care of his people. As an Israeli and Jew, it was also pretty clear who he was referring to.

I read once that all of the miseries of the world fall disproportionately on children. That is so true. We should weep for them but also be their voice; and protect them.

Long post, I know, but toda raba for letting me express my feelings here.


Kangi said...

From a WorldNetDaily column of 12/27/05:

"...That's why the Christians have left and continue to leave. They enjoyed life while their towns were under the control of Israel. Once they were turned over to the terrorists, there wasn't much left to keep them in the areas in which their families lived for generations.

It took WND Jerusalem Bureau Chief Aaron Klein to set the record straight this year.

'All this talk about Israel driving Christians out and causing pain is nonsense,' a Bethlehem Christian community leader told WND. 'You want to know what is at play here, just come throughout the year and see the intimidation from the Muslims. They have burned down our stores, built mosques in front of our churches, stole our real estate and took away our rights. Women have been raped and abducted. So don't tell me about Israel. It's the Muslims.'

The story of religious cleansing in the Palestinian Authority today thus continues – and Israel gets the blame, even though it is perpetrated by the Muslim-controlled Arab leadership."

ruth2 said...

I can't help thinking about the blatant racism involved in the forced expulsion of some 9,000 Jews from their homes last August, and the world's indifference to it.

All I heard on the national news (ABC, CBS, NBS) was how historic and "non-violent" the expulsion was. No mention of the emotional harm.

No mention of the loss of jobs and homes that plunged many into financial crisis and those already living in poverty into dispair.
I DO weep for that.

What would the world have thought if Israeli Jews turned the table and said okay, for our part we want every Arab--Muslim and Christian--forced out of Israel? They'd describe it in two words: ethnic cleansing.

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