Mainstream media often alleges that Israel is inhospitable toward its Christian inhabitants resulting in a dramatic decline in their numbers. In fact, just the opposite is true.
A small group of Palestinian Christians are actively promoting an anti-Israel narrative built on a re-definition of the gospel. Increasingly in the West, Christianity is embracing that narrative. The new church struggle is the challenge of saying yes to God by saying no to Islamic dhimmitude.
"When I learned about World Vision, an international Christian organization, and its alleged funding of Hamas, I was shocked. It felt like the World Record of mismanagement and corruption."
Every year, there is a myriad of overseas visitors to Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) who, at any given point in the year, take part in some organized program of subtle anti-Israel political indoctrination.
My own observations and calculations lead me to believe the total number of these tourists reaches into the tens of thousands and is likely to be growing.
So, Jews, Bethlehem Bible College is already preparing #CATC2016 to make you feel as welcome as possible.
IDF troops on duty near Bethlehem. (photo credit:Udi Gal)