Trump plan to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem angers Middle East Christians

Source: The Washington Post

 December 13
 Some of the festive cheer was missing last weekend at a public Christmas tree lighting near the site where Christians believe an angel proclaimed Christ’s birth to local shepherds.

“Our oppressors have decided to deprive us from the joy of Christmas,” Patriarch Michel Sabbah, the former archbishop and Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, told the crowd in the town of Beit Sahour in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. “Mr. Trump told us clearly Jerusalem is not yours.”

The Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there has provoked widespread opposition among Christians across the Middle East. When Vice President Pence arrives next week on a trip touted as a chance to check on the region’s persecuted Christians, he will be facing an awkward backlash.

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4 replies

  1. I am always amazed how little care ‘Western Christians’ have for the views of ‘Eastern Christians’. From the time of the crusades up to now.

  2. Muslim around the world should see this video
    Muslim should learn from two sides of the every issue today. Do not see from one side, you will be deceived it. In order to get the truth, we have to investigate it with our open mind. Do not be bigotry.
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    • If a Palestinian would give a small finger to an Israeli he would not only take the whole arm but more than that. I feel confident that if there was equality in ‘Greater Israel’ (one state) a solution to the Temple Mount / Al Aqsa Mosque compound could be found. However, as it is the Israelis just continue to ‘take over’ (steal) Palestinian properties whereever they can. Under these circumstances it cannot be expected from the Palestinians to give up anything voluntarily.

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