This, via AFP yesterday As usual, if we want to know what our poor beleaguered "Ally," t Israel is doing, we have to rely on the foreign press. It seems the Israeli's, while building their defensive wall, can't resist the temptation to maximize their leverage They cut farmers off from their olive groves and wells, monks from their ancient grounds and pretty much any Palestinian from whatever he needs to thrive.
The fellow being choked below is a priest caught praying in the path of an Israeli bulldozer. The bulldozer is in the process of destroying Olive Trees. Even the Muslims have religious strictures against destroying trees in that arid part of the world. Our anti-Christian "allies" seem to have evolved beyond such things.
Remember this scene when Ted Cruz, or Reverend Huckabee or some other faux Christian ignoramus proclaims his allegiance to the Jewish state. This is what standing with Israel looks like.
I further wonder why, if Israel is such a haven for Christians as they claim, the Israeli's didn't build their wall to include the Christians rather than cut them off. Could it be that they are as anti-Christian as they are anti-Muslim? Of course they are.
As the politics and culture of Israel drifts more and more toward the religious extreme, Israeli Christians will find themselves living under a regime determined to make Israel Christen-frei. And our Congress and the GOP will happily pay for it.