In many other places around the world under similar circumstances, the ruling authorities would leave them at the mercy of who they fear most.
Jihad For Jesus
For those who love irony, this is as good as it gets.
Every two years in Bethlehem is an international “Palestinian Christian” conference called “Christ at the Checkpoint.” It is an anti-Zionist “Israel-is-sinning” fest, where locals and foreigners gather to bash Jews, claim that the Israeli “Occupation” is the most terrible thing for Christians since Nero and complain about the security barrier. Incidentally, that same barrier, if it had been up all around Israel, may have prevented my own attempted murder, but that’s another story.
Two of the main speakers at this antisemitic banquet are Lisa Loden, a Christian and Mustafa Abu Sway – a Hamas-linked cleric endorsed on the Hamas website (and author of this gem). Loden and Sway are going to talk about the bullying Jews and the Palestinian victims.
Very few people are going to the conference, not only because of the security situation but also because ISIS are actually threatening Christians in Bethlehem, leaving them inadequately protected by the Palestinian Authority.
Now, here is the gold.
At the request of the organisers, the conference will be held in BEIT JALA – under the protective eyes of the Israeli army!