Comments on: Palestinians & Israelis like Jesus, int’l community like Apostles? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/12/palestinians-israelis-like-jesus-intl-community-like-apostles/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: David Bacon http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/12/palestinians-israelis-like-jesus-intl-community-like-apostles/comment-page-1/#comment-11941 Tue, 12 May 2009 20:10:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5876#comment-11941 Archbishop Twal refers to the “situation” being illegal. What situation? The settling of land by the Hebrews as promised by God? The UN Mandate establishing the State of Israel? Rubbish! Also,the quote above attributed to Luke 13:34 references a hen or bird gathering her brood. There is no mention of “Jews, Christians, Muslim” in the New Testament within the cited text. We cannot take, or allowed to be taken, the words of Christ out of context, nor can we try to be politically correct by putting words into the Lord’s mouth. The solution is simple: Christians must remember that Jesus was not and is not a Christian but a Jew, a teacher, a rabbi. As a Christian I feel a kinship to the Jews because our Saviour is a Jew. Muslims must remember and respect the fact that God gave the Hebrews/Jews the land of Israel in Palestine and to wage terror on Israel is to defile the word of God. And Israel must share the bounty that God has given her by extending and continuing to extend the olive branch of peace toward Palestinians who can and want to live in peace, ignoring the political rhetoric of both sides.

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