Video: 60 Minutes — Christians of the Holy Land

Considering that this is a story that the Israeli government tried to suppress, it could have been more hard-hitting. In the end, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren made himself the highlight of the piece by parading the rampant paranoia and defensiveness that has come to shape all of Israel’s actions in the international arena.

As for how much influence this report will have on the perceptions of those American Christians who need enlightening about the effects of the Israeli occupation, I fear that their judgements will be more strongly colored by the fact that the Christians interviewed here are also Palestinians than by the fact that they belong to the same faith. In other words, for those for whom there is little distinction between being Christian and being American, it ain’t of no concern what folks say elsewhere, even in the Holy Land.

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3 thoughts on “Video: 60 Minutes — Christians of the Holy Land

  1. dickerson3870

    I agree with with Barb that Europe (and Italy in particular) is a much better tourist destination for Christians than is Israel. This especially so under current circumstances where Christians can expect to be literally spit upon in Israel by certain segments of the ultra-Orthodox population.

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