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March 09, 2016

Mayor of Beit Jala Lays It on Thick at Christ at the Checkpoint

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Nicola Khamis, the mayor of Bethlehem (pictured above), took full advantage of his shot at stardom two nights ago. Khamis gave one of the obligatory welcoming speeches on the opening night of the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference that is currently taking place in the Bethlehem suburb where he serves as mayor.

This guy makes Mayor Quimby from The Simpson’s look like an honest politician. During his speech in the ball room of the newly opened Orient Palace (which by the way, is a pretty nice hotel!), Khamis laid on thick and nasty, telling his listeners that the Israeli occupation is reducing Beit Jala, a town where BMWs and Mercedes line the streets, to “starvation.” Really.

“The Israeli occupation for the benefit of thousands of illegal settlements, have (sic) condemned our town to die of starvation,” he said.

Khamis also compared Israel to ISIS and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi: “Ladies and Gentlemen, it makes no sense to fight the Islamic State of Abu Bakr Baghdadi while supporting the Jewish state of Netanyahu.”

That’s just crazy.

It’s not the only bizarre statement offered to the audience during this year’s Christ at the Checkpoint Conference. Muslim Scholar Mustafa Abu Sway said that Palestinians “never” taught their children to hate. For more information about this falsehood, please go to CAMERA’s main website and read this article.

This is the type of stuff that attendees are exposed to at the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, a so-called Christian peacemaking conference.

This is not peacemaking. This is propaganda and misinformation.

Posted by dvz at March 9, 2016 01:59 AM

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