Hebrew graffiti at Jerusalem monastery threatens Christians

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Israeli policemen walk near the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem's Old City, after anti-Christian graffiti was found on some of it's exteriors. Photo by Ronen Zvulun courtesy of Reuters.

Israeli policemen walk near the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem's Old City, after anti-Christian graffiti was found on some of it's exteriors. Photo by Ronen Zvulun courtesy of Reuters.

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) The attack on a Christian holy site, possibly by Jewish ultra-nationalists, seems to up the ante from previous incidents. "This time it amounts to a real call to murder Christians," said a church spokesman.

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  • Frank Schlossberg

    And yet so many fundamentalist Christians kiss Jewish rear end and ask for money on TV to send to Israel and fund welfare for Jewish people

  • It is and always has been nothing more than human tribes. The ego of the tribe leaders will always eventually lead to abuse, crime, slavery and worse. Jesus taught us to dissociate from the tribe. We never listen and that is the most worrisome signature of the day.

  • Daniel Berry, NYC

    Thanks. VERY interesting reading of Jesus’ words about whom we must “hate” for his sake.

    And, unfortunately, none of the three religious groups that venerate Jerusalem are free of guilt in such ugly crimes – and must worse.

  • Jack

    How about lifting your knuckles off of the ground for a moment and actually reading the article above, Frank? The Israeli government and major Jewish institutions immediately and swiftly condemned these actions by a small group of fanatical extremists.

    In contrast, some of the same churches that have been attacked are linked to movements that bite the hand that feeds them, blaming Israel for everything and putting their political allegiance to fellow Arabs over what is supposed to be their primary allegiance to Jesus Christ.

    And these churches — mostly eastern Orthodox — have a horrible history of anti-Semitism going back to their beginnings a millennia or more ago.

    This is not to excuse the despicable acts of the attackers, but it is to put things in the perspective you so plainly lack due to your hatred of the Jews and Israel.

  • Jack

    Max, with his one-issue side show, appears to have struck and spammed again.

  • Zeno

    That is not what was implied, Daniel. Jesus taught us to be open to everyone, regardless of their religion or social-economic status. He came for us all. If we say we want to follow Him, we have to do the same and not just be open to people in our “tribe”, who are like us. He didn’t teach us to judge and hate others, He teaches us to accept and love others, as we love ourselves.