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Palestinians protest Greek Orthodox patriarch for land deals [Bethlehem, Israel]
Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2018 7:34 AM EST

Posted on 01/06/2018 11:01:46 PM PST by Olog-hai

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians in Bethlehem are protesting the arrival of the Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land to celebrate Orthodox Christmas.

The protesters scuffled with Palestinian police and church supporters Saturday as Theophilos III made his way toward the Church of the Nativity, revered as Jesus’ birthplace. Palestinians have been demanding his resignation for allegedly selling church land to Israelis in sweetheart deals. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bethlehem; churchofthenativity; palestinians; rop
Of course, fake news AP puts the dateline as “Bethlehem, West Bank” instead of “Bethlehem, Israel”. And why is it the business of the “Palestinians” what the church does with its own land?
1 posted on 01/06/2018 11:01:47 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“Dozens,” eh? Sorry, my give-a-damn’s broke.


2 posted on 01/06/2018 11:52:20 PM PST by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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To: Olog-hai

The article confuses the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Pope Gregory was obviously later than Julius Caesar.


3 posted on 01/07/2018 3:42:49 AM PST by djpg
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

No, Bethlehem is in Israel. The “West Bank” is an invention of leftists.


5 posted on 01/07/2018 7:52:19 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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"No, Bethlehem is in Israel. The “West Bank” is an invention of leftists."

I understand what you are saying and totally agree with you that areas like the "West Bank" and the "Gaza Strip" in all rights should be part of Israel and we like to think of them as still Israel, however Israel was coerced into ceding in so called peace treaties, these areas to control of the Arabs who call themselves the Palestinians. The terrible reality is that there ARE border checkpoints into and out them.

6 posted on 01/07/2018 10:50:02 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Well, that’s correct from an historical standpoint.

As far as the name “West Bank”, that is still a concoction and a misnomer for Judea-Samaria. Wikipedia is these days saying Bethlehem is “a Palestinian city” in “the central West Bank, Palestine”, lending credence to the lie (they locked their article on the city from editing, to boot). After all, the Orthodox Church could not sell its property to Israel if it were not in Israel.


7 posted on 01/07/2018 11:04:34 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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Yes it does present quite a dilemma, doesn’t it. Seems like the peace treaties made Israel cede “control” to an entity that is not a fully recognized country. There is no country of Palestine.


8 posted on 01/07/2018 12:01:18 PM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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9 posted on 01/08/2018 4:47:55 AM PST by SJackson (The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

The reality is that the Palestinians have their own land, called Jordan.


10 posted on 01/08/2018 5:25:04 AM PST by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5W)
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I do accept the account of the giving up of the land areas.


11 posted on 01/08/2018 6:23:35 AM PST by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5W)
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To: Olog-hai

If you look at Bethlehem from a helicopter, to all appearances it is now a suburb of Jerusalem, right next to Giloh. Yet the central police station of Bethlehem for the PA is in Gush Etzion, right next to the Jooo! police station. The idea of a separate Palestinian state that includes Bethlehem is absurd. And the security wall around Rachel’s Tomb completely blocks out the beautifully understated Moor-ish dome by which Rachel’s Tomb is universally recognized all over the world. This obscene charade should end now, or at least while there are still Christians in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, and Jews should be encourage to re-”occupy” it, too, since it is also the city in which David was born.


12 posted on 01/08/2018 6:44:31 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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