Watch the plea from one of the remaining Christian suffering under Palestinian rule, where Bethlehem has lost 65% of its Christian population since Israel surrendered control to the Arabs, dictated by the Oslo Accords.
By Israel Today Staff
Traditionally, the eyes of the Christian world are focused on the birthplace of Jesus Christ at Christmas. There, in Bethlehem, the Messiah was born in a manger. And there, in Bethlehem, locals have been celebrating this event for millennia. But what is often not reported is that fewer and fewer Christians are taking part in the celebrations with each passing year.
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UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon rejects PM Netanyahu’s claim that Abbas is seeking ‘ethnic cleansing,’ saying that it is in fact the settlements that are the major obstacle to peace.
By Itamar Eichner & Reuters
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed his deep concern over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent remarks, in which he described Palestinian President Mahnoud Abbas’ refusal to allow Jews to live in a future Palestinian state as “ethnic cleansing”.
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Interpreting Netanyahu’s words to mean that anyone who opposes expanding the settlements supports the ethnic cleansing of Israelis, Ban stated that his response to Abbas was “unacceptable and outrageous,”.
In response to Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu’s public video stating Mahmoud Abbas’ demands for a Jew-free state to be ethnic cleansing, the Palestinian president equated Israel’s killing of armed terrorists, as ethnic cleansing.
By Elior Levy & Reuters
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed on Sunday night Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin’s Netanyahu’s online video that claimed that opposing the presence of Jews in the West Bank is support of ethnic cleansing. Abbas said, “The government of Israel is carrying out ethnic cleansing and deliberately killing—acts that have exposed it to international criticism all over the world.”
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The president criticized Israeli policy, “We are not isolated, like the Israeli government is trying to present us.
Richard Falk, the UN’s so called “human rights expert”, is again accusing Israel of a campaign of ethnic cleansing & apartheid practices against Arabs.
By Elad Benari, Canada
Days before he is to step down from his position, Richard Falk, the UN’s “human rights expert” who probes Israel’s conduct towards Palestinian Arabs, on Friday accused the Jewish state of a campaign of ethnic cleansing and apartheid policies.
Richard Falk addresses a news conference on March 21, 2014 – Reuters
“The realities on the ground are worsening from the point of view of both international law and from the point of view of the Palestinian people,” Falk told reporters, according to AFP. Continue Reading »