December 3, 2012

Merry Christmas in an Open-Air Prison

Mark Tooley, FrontPageMag

The Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI), a collaboration of the East Jerusalem YMCA and YWCA of Palestine, has released its special “Christmas Message.” And this year’s holiday season is apparently all about bashing Israel.  “The birthplace of Jesus Christ has become an open-air prison,” they complained with Christmas cheer.

JAI is chiefly about disseminating anti-Israel advocacy through Christian and relief groups worldwide to “influence decision-makers and prompt actions that contribute to end Israeli occupation and all its violations of International Law.”  JAI was founded in 1982 after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, in response to terror attacks from there by Palestinian groups.   As a Christian group, JAI...

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