Christians in the Holy Land

[National Review] David Pryce-Jones - On a visit to Israel, someone likely to know told me that there are in fact only 14,000 Christians in Jerusalem, including native Arabs and the international religious community. Not so long ago, there were many more. The Arab Christians are unable to resist Islamism. Muslims are taking over the Christian quarters of East Jerusalem as well as outlying Christian suburbs like Beit Jala and Beit Sahur. In Bethlehem, a town once 80% Christian, Christians are now a disappearing minority. Have Christians no place in the Muslim world? Islamist radicals talk about Christians as "Crusaders" as though fighting to the death the wars of the Middle Ages.

2008-03-26 01:00:00

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