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DEXTER VAN ZILE: ARAB CHRISTIANS PAYING THE JIZYA IN BETHLEHEM: ANTI-JEWISH VITRIOL SPEWED AS PRICE FOR STAYING IN PA AREAS…….

Dhimmi antisemites…….

I was stunned that the speakers defamed the Jewish people so brazenly and that the audience of 600 Evangelicals from North America and Europe listened so happily to it all.

Sen.Ted Cruz (TX) ran into them in 2014 in Washington DC:

Paying the Jizya in Bethlehem APRIL 15, 2016, 

Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, who also serves on the faculty at Bethlehem Bible College, translates a defamatory speech made by Hanna Amira, chairman of the PA’s Higher Presidential Committee for Christian Affairs, at the 2016 Christ at the Checkpoint Conference. (Photo: Dexter Van Zile)

Dexter Van Zile is Christian Media Analyst for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.

Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac, who also serves on the faculty at Bethlehem Bible College, translates a defamatory speech made by Hanna Amira, chairman of the PA’s Higher Presidential Committee for Christian Affairs, at the 2016 Christ at the Checkpoint Conference. (Photo: Dexter Van Zile)

Last month I spent four days attending the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference held in Beit Jala in the West Bank. It was the third time I attended the event, which has been held every even-numbered year since 2010. At the 2012 and 2014 conferences, I came home appalled by the lies and misinformation broadcast at the conference, which is organized by Bethlehem Bible College, a non-denominational school supported by Evangelicals from North America and Europe that is a hotbed of anti-Israel agitation in the West Bank.

At the 2012 and 2014 conferences, speakers blamed radical Islam’s violence against Christians in the Middle East on Christian support for Israel, as if Muslims had no moral agency of their own. Speakers condemned Jews for having rejected Jesus as the messiah, suggesting that this rejection rendered Jews unfit to run a sovereign state of their own. On a more practical level, speakers falsely reported that the security barrier completely surrounds Bethlehem, the city of Christ’s birth, in an attempt to portray the Jewish state as an obstacle to God’s purposes for peace in the Middle East.

I was stunned that the speakers defamed the Jewish people so brazenly and that the audience of 600 Evangelicals from North America and Europe listened so happily to it all.

Similar messaging was broadcast at the 2016 conference. I should be in a high dudgeon about what I heard, but instead I feel pity.

Spreading lies about the Jewish state, as unsavory and self-destructive as it is, is the price Palestinian Christians pay for staying in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. It’s what they have to do.

Jews stay in the land through the force of arms and diplomacy. Palestinian Christians stay in the West Bank by shilling on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, one of the most corrupt and incompetent set of elites in the world.

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