For decades, the Palestinians have howled over Israel’s alleged campaign to “Judaize” the region, to appropriate what was once “Palestinian Arab” to serve the Zionist enterprise.
Some of the sillier examples of such complaining include the Palestinians bemoaning the presentation of felafel as an “Israeli” food. According to Palestinian lore, felafel belongs to them, and them alone. Of course, anyone even remotely familiar with the region knows that felafel is a local delicacy in just about every country in the Middle East. Who knows who did it first. And, quite frankly, who cares!
But where the Palestinians’ typical hypocrisy begins to show is in the fact that while they’re defending a mythical national bond with fried chickpeas, they are at the same time claiming that Jesus was a Palestinian and stripping him of his Jewish identity.
Whether or not you believe him to be the Messiah, I think we can all agree that the definitive source for Jesus’ background is the New Testament, and in particular the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Despite some claiming…