The Ongoing Plight of Jerusalem’s Christians

The ongoing plight of Jerusalem’s Christians is receiving renewed attention in the media. This article, published by the American Conservative, links the recent arson attack at the Garden of Gethsemane to a concerted campaign by radical groups to drive Christians from the Holy Land. A spate of similar attacks over the last decade have resulted in very few convictions, with police reluctant to acknowledge any political or religious motivation behind crimes targeting Christians. At the other end of the wedge are attempts by the same radical groups to fraudulently acquire church property in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem. If these attempts are successful it would fundamentally alter the Christian character of the ancient city, which in turn undermines the continued presence of Christians in the Holy Land.

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