Next week in Bethlehem an international gathering of voices will be leveling this charge. Sponsored by Bethlehem Bible College, the fourth bi-annual "Christ at the Checkpoint" (CatC) conference has chosen as its theme, "The gospel in the face of religious extremism.
In fact, from its earliest days in Rome, Christian history sided with those who regarded Jewish homelessness and suffering as God's judgment for rejecting Jesus as Messiah. Replacing the Jews as God's "chosen people," Christianity asserted that it alone was the rightful heir to all of God's biblically recorded blessings and promises.
The find was uncovered by Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef of Tel Aviv University [TAU]. Ben-Yosef and his team announced their discovery of "an extensive fabric collection of diverse color, design and origin."
Ten years ago one watchdog group, Palestinian Media Watch, published a report about Palestinian schoolbooks that presented "a world without Israel." That report delineated assertions made in classroom materials that depicted conflict with Israel as an Islamic holy war, portrayed maps of "Palestine" on which Israel does not exist, denied the Holocaust, and depicted all Palestinians as victims of the "Zionist entity."
Experts in Israel say that Hamas has as many tunnels today as it had just before it started its war with Israel in the summer of 2014. Spending upward of US $140 million per year since that conflict ended less than two years ago, tunnel reconstruction has been proceeding at a fast pace.
The world does not know it, or does not want to, but the historical record is undeniable: admiration of Adolph Hitler has been part-and-parcel of the Palestinian movement since the Fuhrer came to power in 1933. For this reason, it is a sober but not surprising reality that Hitler's popularity is making a strong comeback among those who call themselves Palestinians. On the other hand, it is jolting to see his exploding popularity in today's Europe and all across the internet. Hitler may be dead, but as Islamic Palestinianism gains ascendancy on the world stage, his rabid spirit of anti-Semitism has returned.