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  •  Holy and Traditional Christians? (0+ / 0-)

    You might have a fair amount of the world's Christian population disagreeing with you there. Not my fight though....

    "No Groin.... No Krav Maga" - The Simpsons

    by volleyboy1 on Thu May 13, 2010 at 02:43:55 PM PDT

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    •  The Holy land's traditional Christians (5+ / 0-)

      We are Christians of the Holy Land. The traditional dwellers of the land.

      We have lived around the Nazareth and Jaffa areas for many centuries.

      Our people have been ethnically cleansed to make way for Jewish migration into Israel.

      Most of our relatives are not allowed to return to Nazareth, our cultural and spiritual capital, because they are not Jews.  Yes, because they are not Jews many languish in refugee camps (like my own relatives in Lebanon).  

      Why are they not permitted to return to their homes?

      In the last two decades, for us the  few Christians who remained in the holy land, our resources have been stretched by the incoming Christian Russian immigrants that Israel allowed in because they had some sort of genetic Jewish ancestors.  

      We have wlecomed them into our Churches and the remain Christians like us. But we insist that our relatives and loved ones living in the camps be allowed to return to their homes. Why aren't they allowed to return?  

      It doesn't make sense that a Russian Christian with one Jewish grandfather have priority to immigration over the Christian native families that have lived in the Galilee for many centuries, well before the holy land became coveted by tinpot political ideologies, and well before the Moscow Patriarchate was established.  

      Previously I posted under the user name palestinian professor, which is now deprecated. I now post under my late grandfather's name simone daud.

      by simone daud on Thu May 13, 2010 at 04:24:38 PM PDT

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    •  What's really ironic about this debate (2+ / 0-)
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      is that since Palestinian Christians share DNA with Jews, they would also be presumed to have Jewish forebears, or at least be descendants of the many people's that lived in historic Palestine for millenia.

      Buffy: "Your logic does not resemble our earth logic" Xander: "Mine is much more advanced". BtVS, The Wish.

      by Fire bad tree pretty on Fri May 14, 2010 at 03:24:25 AM PDT

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