Friday, December 26, 2014

UN Watch: 50 of the Worst Persecutors of Christians

50 of the Worst Persecutors of Christians, includes essentially all Arab and Muslim countries. Yet the Vatican, UN, and most Church officials across Europe and most of the western world, are completely silent...  
Where are the Christian Democrats of Europe? Instead of doing something to stop the cruel persecution of Christians and minorities in the mideast, they're siding with these despot countries and regimes in their diplomatic, political and social alienating of the Jewish state, the only country in the region where Christians are flourishing. What hypocrisy! 
On this Christmas weekend, one can see many foreign reporters in Bethlehem, making no mention of the institutional persecution of Christians in the Palestinian territories, nor of the harassment they suffer there by Muslim extremists, which has resulted in massive emigration of this ancient Christian community from the holy land. What a terrible mistake the west made, to have pushed Israel, in to giving up Bethlehem (with historic and holy significance to both Jews and Christians), to a xenophobic, mendacious and violent
Muslim regime.
By Noam A. Rotem (Tel Aviv, Israel, on the day after Christmas 2014)
Image Source: UN Watch

And in light of that, here's a poignant Christmas wish from Dry Bones (Source: The Dry Bones Blog)

Friday, December 19, 2014

HANUKKAH AT THE HEIGHT OF NAZISM: A powerful reminder in 2014 to why we're here and our connection to over 3,000 years of history

Poignant, evocative and touching image. 

A powerful reminder of why we're here, our connection to over 3,000 years of history, and the tenacity of the Jewish people through out the ages to hold on to its culture and heritage in face of grave danger and in defiance to centuries of cruel persecutions.

- Noam A. Rotem

A crowd of Jewish prisoners huddle around the menorah at the Westerbork transit camp in the Netherlands, in an image at the Yad Vashem archives. More than 100,000 Jews were ultimately deported from Westerbork to camps like Auschwitz, Sobibor and Bergen-Belsen.