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Middle East Conflict

The Middle East has long been the site of religious and ethnic animosities, often erupting into outright warfare. Christians have tended in the past to view these events through the prism of biblical prophecies regarding the End Times. Today, they watch the Middle East with a wary eye, worried about the safety of resilient Christian minorities seeking to carve out a precarious existence for themselves amid a hostile climate of persecution. Many fear that the wave of revolutions touched off in 2011, and dubbed by some as the “Arab Spring,” will empower Islamist elements that will drive Christian communities from their ancient homelands.

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  • Israeli Christian community, neither Arab nor Palestinian, are fighting to save identity
    These Arabic-speaking Christians insist on identifying themselves as Arameans, descendants of an ancient people who originated in what is now Syria and Iraq. In recent months, as their fellow Christians around the Middle East have been increasingly coming under attack, this community’s campaign to gain recognition as a separate minority in Israel has taken on a new urgency.
  • Who Will Stand Up for Christians?
    Good people must join together and stop this revolting wave of violence. It’s not as if we are powerless. I write this as a citizen of the strongest military power on earth. I write this as a Jewish leader who cares about my Christian brothers and sisters.

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