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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bishops denounce new optional Israeli designation of Christians as ‘Arameans’


Catholic World News - September 23, 2014


A commission of the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land has denounced an Israeli government decision permitting Palestinian Christians to designate themselves as Arameans rather than as Arabs and thus enter the Israeli army.

“Some in the Israeli administration seem to think that separating Christian Palestinians from other Palestinians is a way to protect Christians,” the bishops’ justice and peace commission stated. “We say to these people, if you are sincere: first, give us back our homes, our properties, our villages and towns, all that you have confiscated.”  (...)

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