More On the British Perspective on Bethlehem
Ruth Gledhill from the London Times, blogs about Bethlehem:
[W]hen it comes to the undoubted plight of Christians in the Holy Land, it is strange that there is so little criticism of Hamas, under which a tiny minority of Christians are struggling to survive, and so much of Israel, where Christians in general flourish...
Anyone with the slightest interest in Israel, or who has been there, knows that Christians are a valued presence in Israel. Quite apart from any other reason, they bring in vast amounts of cash as tourists. Ok, some of Israel's Christians are a bit more troublesome than others. Bishop Riah for example. But at least they don't go blowing themselves or others up in suicide bombings.