A Bethlehem Reality Check

With the controversial, anti-Zionist Christ at the Checkpoint conference starting on Monday in Bethlehem, here's a revealing counter-narrative by my colleague Robert Nicholson: In 1990, Christians made up a majority of Bethlehem's residents; today they make up only 15%. Some say Israel is the reason for the decline, but then why is the Muslim population… Continue reading A Bethlehem Reality Check

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Justice and the wall

The Israeli security fence and checkpoints are often invoked as symbols of the “occupation” and Israel’s oppressive policies. But is this a fair portrayal? How should we assess this structure from the perspective of justice? I've seen the security fence and it is indeed a wall, monstrous, ugly and heartbreaking. I've stood at its base outside Bethlehem… Continue reading Justice and the wall