Sami Awad compares Palestinian terrorists with Jesus, and Israel with Herod

Sami Awad, writing in Independent Catholic News:

 Troops who passed the Holy family in vigour entering Bethlehem from all corners in order to search for and kill the potential baby ‘terrorist’ who was some day to lead a revolt against oppression, become King and put an end to the reign of Herod. I was not able to take this story out of my mind as we were driving on dirt roads around Bethlehem and Beit Jala trying to leave Bethlehem slowly in a car with big TV letters (Press) taped to it, passing by big Israeli army tanks and army personnel carriers each pointing their guns at us. Israeli army troops were being brought from all corners into Bethlehem like Herod’s soldiers. Herod had lied to the Wise Men when he said that he wanted to find the baby Prince of Peace in order to honour him. Sharon lies to the world when he says that he wants to enter Bethlehem (and other Palestinian cities) in order to bring peace to the Palestinians and Israelis by rooting out “terrorist” cells and destroying them.

 

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  3. Jimbo

    The reference to ‘Sharon’ suggests the 2nd Intifada, to which the 1st century analogue is the First Jewish revolt, I think.

    What does Jesus say about that?

    20“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near. 21“Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city; 22because these are days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled. 23“Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people; 24and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

    Lk 21, 20-24.

    I am not saying Palestinian babies, children or adults should suffer.

    But traditional Palestinian Christianity has had no problem reconciling Jewish exile and dispossession with a loving God and Christ, for nigh on 2000 years, that being thought no less than what Jews deserved.

    Until Palestinian Christians start putting themselves into the shoes of Jews, the 2000 year experience of exile and dispossession, and the desire for restoration and return, justice, then what hope is there? And what hope for Christian empathy?

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