#27R Time to visit Bethlehem and Ramallah - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Alofs
    • 08.07.07 | 10:52 (IDT)

    Again, you are constructing a make believe reality. Go to Bethlehem and Ramallah, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala. When I was in Nablus last year, the local Christian community was building a new church. In Gaza too christians continue to live as proud members of the Palestinian nation. You do not seem to listen. Those Palestinian christians who opt to go abroad, do so because of reasons which have nothing to do with "Moslem persecution". They do so because the Israeli occupation is suffocating and killing their ability to thrive. Go to Bethlehem and ask why some of the Bethlehemites go. In future, when Palestine is free, you will no doubt see the same movement back to the old mother country (as was the case in the beginning of Oslo, when Palestinians thought it was the beginning of freedom).

    from the article: History Erased
    First published 00:00 05.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.07.07
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