April 8, 2013
Warsaw Ghetto fighter to Israeli youth: Rise up against the occupation | +972 Magazine

By Noa Yachot

April 9, 2013

Statements challenging the national narrative aren’t exactly common in Israel on Holocaust Remembrance Day. So it was particularly refreshing to read on the Walla news portal about a different sort of speech delivered in honor of the day. According to the site [Hebrew], Havka Folman-Raban, who fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, said the following words in a ceremony attended by Israeli youth at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum in northern Israel:

Continue the uprising, but a different uprising, a modern one, against all evil. Rise up against racism, violence and hatred of the other, and the inequality. Rise up against the occupation, we mustn’t rule and humiliate another people. It is important to achieve peace and an end to the cycle of bloodshed. My generation fought for peace and I so want to be here to achieve it.

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December 25, 2012
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When refusing to affirm Jesus as a Palestinian Jew who spoke Aramaic — a Semitic language that is ancestral to Arabic and Hebrew — the West will continue to view Islam as a “foreign religion.” Hate crimes and discriminatory acts against Muslims, Arabs, and others who are perceived to be Muslim will persist. They will still be treated as “cultural outsiders” and “threats” to the West. Interesting enough, Christianity and Judaism are never considered “foreign religions,” despite having Middle Eastern origins, like Islam. As Douglas-Klotz insists, affirming Jesus as a native Middle Eastern person “enables Christians to understand that the mind and message” of Jesus arises from “the same earth as have the traditions of their Jewish and Muslim sisters and brothers.”

Jesus would not prefer one race or group of people over another. I believe he would condemn today’s demonization and dehumanization of the Palestinian people, as well as the misrepresentations of him that fuel white supremacy. As a Muslim, I believe Jesus was a Prophet of God, and if I were to have any say about the Christmas spirit, it would be based on Jesus’ character: humility, compassion, and Love. A Love in which all people, regardless of ethnicity, race, culture, religion, gender, and sexual orientation are respected and appreciated.

And in that spirit, I wish you all a merry Christmas. Alaha Natarak (Aramaic: God be with you).

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Jesus was a Palestinian and Why it Matters | Muslim Reverie - December 25, 2009

December 24, 2012
PM Netanyahu’s Christmas message: We are better than the Arabs (WATCH) | +972 Magazine

By

December 24, 2012

We now open our Christmas celebrations with the traditional Islamophobic message from the Prime Minister’s Office:

While Prime Minister Netanyahu is using the holiday to present his tea-party talking points against anything Muslim, it’s a good time to remember that roughly 20,000 Palestinian Christians are living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank, without proper political representation, freedom of travel, equality before the law, and many other civil and human rights. Unlike the Israeli prime minister, the occupation doesn’t know the difference between a Muslim and a Christian.

Copyright © 2012 +972 Magazine.

December 14, 2012
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“Death to Christianity” “Jesus, son of a whore” — Vandals Spray Hate Graffiti on Jerusalem Church
Vandals have spray-painted “Death to Christianity” and “Jesus, son of a whore” on a Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem.
The overnight attack on the Monastery of the Cross was the latest in a series of vandalisms of Christian holy sites. Extremist Jews sympathetic to Israel’s settlement movement are suspected.
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Wednesday the vandals also sprayed “price tag” on the monastery’s outer wall — a form of retribution settlers and their sympathizers use in retaliation for acts they consider to be pro-Palestinian. Extremists have carried out similar “price tag” attacks on other churches, mosques and Israeli military bases.
Israel has 155,000 Christian citizens, less than 2 percent of its nearly 8 million people.
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There are approximately 167,000 Palestinian Christians currently living in the West Bank and 10,000 in Hamas-run Gaza.
Muslims hold Jesus in high regard as they believe he is a prophet, along with Abraham, Moses, Muhammad and others. He is mentioned more times by name in the Koran than Muhammad. Mary, known as Maryam in Islam, is mentioned more in the Koran than in the entire New Testament.
Photograph: Graffiti found on Monastery of the Cross, on the morning of December 12, 2012. Credit: Emil Salman

israelfacts:

“Death to Christianity” “Jesus, son of a whore” — Vandals Spray Hate Graffiti on Jerusalem Church

Vandals have spray-painted “Death to Christianity” and “Jesus, son of a whore” on a Greek Orthodox monastery in Jerusalem.

The overnight attack on the Monastery of the Cross was the latest in a series of vandalisms of Christian holy sites. Extremist Jews sympathetic to Israel’s settlement movement are suspected.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Wednesday the vandals also sprayed “price tag” on the monastery’s outer wall — a form of retribution settlers and their sympathizers use in retaliation for acts they consider to be pro-Palestinian. Extremists have carried out similar “price tag” attacks on other churches, mosques and Israeli military bases.

Israel has 155,000 Christian citizens, less than 2 percent of its nearly 8 million people.

ABC News

There are approximately 167,000 Palestinian Christians currently living in the West Bank and 10,000 in Hamas-run Gaza.

Muslims hold Jesus in high regard as they believe he is a prophet, along with Abraham, Moses, Muhammad and others. He is mentioned more times by name in the Koran than Muhammad. Mary, known as Maryam in Islam, is mentioned more in the Koran than in the entire New Testament.

Photograph: Graffiti found on Monastery of the Cross, on the morning of December 12, 2012. Credit: Emil Salman

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December 1, 2012

enochliew:

Weinhof Synagogue by Kister Scheithauer Gross Architects

The old Synagogue has been based at the Weinhof in the City of Ulm up until 1938, when it got destroyed by the Nazis.

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February 12, 2012
Price tag graffiti daubed on Jerusalem monastery | Reuters
JERUSALEM | Tuesday, February 7, 2012
(Reuters) - A Jerusalem monastery, built on the site where tradition says the tree used in the making of Jesus’s cross once stood, was defaced with “Death to Christians” graffiti on Tuesday.
The words “Price Tag” daubed on a vandalized  car parked outside the 11th-century Monastery of the Cross suggested  that militant Jewish settlers were responsible and police said they were  investigating that possibility as well as other angles.
The  term refers to retribution the settlers say they will exact for any  attempt by the Israeli government to curb settlement in the West Bank,  an area Palestinians seek as part of a future state.
"Price  Tag" attacks have targeted mosques, Palestinian homes and Israeli  military installations in the occupied West Bank but vandalism of  Christian holy sites in Jerusalem is extremely rare.
Police  said “Death to Christians” was painted in Hebrew on the outer wall of  the fortress-like monastery administered by the Greek Orthodox church in  a valley overlooked by Israel’s parliament.
"I am a priest and I forgive," Father Claudio of the monastery told Reuters.
Elsewhere  in Jerusalem on Tuesday, “Death to Arabs” was painted in Hebrew on the  wall of a playground of a Jewish-Arab bilingual school.
In  the West Bank, anti-Muslim slogans were daubed on the walls of several  homes in the village of Al-Lubban al-Sharqiya overnight, a Palestinian  official said, blaming Jewish settlers.
A similar incident occurred on Sunday in the West Bank village of Al Janiyeh, the official said.
(Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Additional reporting by Ali Sawafta in Ramallah, Editing by Ori Lewis)
© 2012 Thomson Reuters
[Image: A nun and a priest stand outside the Monastery of the Cross after it was defaced with graffiti in Jerusalem February 7, 2012. (© REUTERS/Baz Ratner)]
[See also: Vandals attack Jerusalem monastery, school | The Associated Press - February 7, 2012]

Price tag graffiti daubed on Jerusalem monastery | Reuters

JERUSALEM | Tuesday, February 7, 2012

(Reuters) - A Jerusalem monastery, built on the site where tradition says the tree used in the making of Jesus’s cross once stood, was defaced with “Death to Christians” graffiti on Tuesday.

The words “Price Tag” daubed on a vandalized car parked outside the 11th-century Monastery of the Cross suggested that militant Jewish settlers were responsible and police said they were investigating that possibility as well as other angles.

The term refers to retribution the settlers say they will exact for any attempt by the Israeli government to curb settlement in the West Bank, an area Palestinians seek as part of a future state.

"Price Tag" attacks have targeted mosques, Palestinian homes and Israeli military installations in the occupied West Bank but vandalism of Christian holy sites in Jerusalem is extremely rare.

Police said “Death to Christians” was painted in Hebrew on the outer wall of the fortress-like monastery administered by the Greek Orthodox church in a valley overlooked by Israel’s parliament.

"I am a priest and I forgive," Father Claudio of the monastery told Reuters.

Elsewhere in Jerusalem on Tuesday, “Death to Arabs” was painted in Hebrew on the wall of a playground of a Jewish-Arab bilingual school.

In the West Bank, anti-Muslim slogans were daubed on the walls of several homes in the village of Al-Lubban al-Sharqiya overnight, a Palestinian official said, blaming Jewish settlers.

A similar incident occurred on Sunday in the West Bank village of Al Janiyeh, the official said.

(Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Additional reporting by Ali Sawafta in Ramallah, Editing by Ori Lewis)

© 2012 Thomson Reuters

[Image: A nun and a priest stand outside the Monastery of the Cross after it was defaced with graffiti in Jerusalem February 7, 2012. (© REUTERS/Baz Ratner)]

[See also: Vandals attack Jerusalem monastery, school | The Associated Press - February 7, 2012]

September 22, 2011
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An Orthodox Jew protests against Israel near the United Nations headquarters September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual UN General Assembly continues. (Getty Images)

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An Orthodox Jew protests against Israel near the United Nations headquarters September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual UN General Assembly continues. (Getty Images)

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August 19, 2011
lavieaunoir:

misssrko:

Palestinian and Jew side by side against zionist Israel

Will always reblog; such an admirable stance against injustice and striding for the truth no matter what. 

lavieaunoir:

misssrko:

Palestinian and Jew side by side against zionist Israel

Will always reblog; such an admirable stance against injustice and striding for the truth no matter what. 

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