Vandals scrawl graffiti on Jerusalem Baptist church
Published: 20.02.12, 10:23
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1. Oh dear! Is there a disagreement?
Israeli ,   Israel   (02.20.12)
I am shocked and appalled by this news item. And am left wondering how is it possible that Jewish Israeli Right Wingers could slap their Baptist Christian friends in the face in such a vile and nasty manner! Sad Day!
2. #1
Keren ,   IL-BR   (02.20.12)
If the police does not know who the perpetrator was,how in this earth can you be sure about that? Sad Day is this one, when Jews are being judged in such a nasty manner.
3. Did Anyone notice...
Lobo ,   USA   (02.20.12)
How that under the words "Tag Mechir" was Arabic writing? Hmmm...
4. Religion sure brings out the best in people
Haim ,   TA   (02.20.12)
5. Babtists are fundamentalists
and fundies are the only people in the world who feel its a Christian duty written in the Bible to love Jews and support Israel. Luckily for the vandals , one of the most important Christian duties is always to forgive your enemies no matter what they have done to you.
6. Jews?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.20.12)
How do you know it was Jews? etc etc
7. We Jews are worse than the Anti Semites
Stan ,   Israel   (02.20.12)
For years I have heard ( in Israel) about all the anti semitism that Jews suffered in Europe and the Arab countries. In the past few years we have seen in Israel an alarming increase in acts of vandalism by Nationalist extremists, mostly against Muslims, but now also against Christians. This despicable violence is tolerated because the Knesset is now controlled by the ideological leaders of the vandals whose main interest is to pass laws to control and curtail the work of human rights organisations in Israel. Professor Yesheyahu Leibowitz said 40 years ago that the occupation will destroy the morality of the Jewish People. Sadly he has been proven correct.
8. Writing in Arabic?? If they were Jewish thugs, the idiots
PETER SM ,   AUSTRALIA   (02.20.12)
would want to claim" credit" for their criminal stupidity not draw attention away.
9. #3 - archive
Cobi ,   Ashkelon, Israel   (02.20.12)
the photo is a stock photo meant to illustrate the type of event, but unfortunately, not of the event itself.
10. How do you know it was "Jews"
Basil ,   Istanbul, Turkey   (02.20.12)
Well, they attacked Jesus. Muslims don't attack Jesus. They revere Jesus, but ultra-Orthodox Jews in some cases hate Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Muslims revere the Virgin Mary. This also happened in West Jerusalem, not East Jerusalem. It's highly unlikely Arabs could pull this off and not be noticed in the area.
11. #3 photo is from archives of
grafitti written by Jews in the west bank the writing in Arabic says only "Barcelona football team is the winner". So do not jump to conclusions id--t.
12. Graffiti on Church
Spencer ,   Israel   (02.20.12)
make it a prority to find the perpetrators and jail them for a long, long time.The harm they do to israel is tre mendous. Their types must not be tolerated and allowed to walk free.
13. #10
Liad ,   Jaffa, Israel   (02.20.12)
How can you say that "Muslims don't attack Jesus"? Thousands of crimes against Christians have been perpetrated at the hands of Muslims. Christian populations across the Middle East have suffered under Muslim rule. Maybe you forgot that when terrorists took refuge in the Church of the Nativity, they used pages from the religious books to wipe their butts after relieving themselves. Does that sound like Muslims revere Jesus?
14. To my Christian brothers and sisters, accept our apology for
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (02.20.12)
the acts of these vandals who claim to be Jews. The vast majority of Jews, within and without the Jewish nation-state, Israel, are appalled by this act and condemn it in no uncertain terms. Your place on Trumpeldor and Narkis streets has been a center of Christian-Jewish collaboration and brotherhood and we, Jews, appreciate it. This poster is sorry, very sorry that some among us, Jews, still peddle hate instead of love.
15. Be assured: Muslims' did this!
Taz Man ,   USA   (02.20.12)
God bless, Israel and His Jerusalem! A Christian Zionist
16. Basil From the country that produced the Pope killer
PETER SM ,   AUSTRALIA   (02.20.12)
and martyrs singing about the last Muslim massacre of Jews. Amazing how you people abuse the freedom of speech in Israel,while killing or imprisoning journalists who" insult Turkishness". How is the Kurd killing and honor killing.Bigmouths that were going to do all kinds of things in Syria?
17. #5
Soo   (02.20.12)
They may be perceived as being fundamentalists, but I dont recall hearing of them painting graffiti on synagogues, and profane anyone's God. Irrespective of one's view-point, that is utterly unacceptable.
18. Are There Synagogues In Vatican?
Ariel Ben Yochanan ,   Kfar Tapuah, Efraim   (02.20.12)
19. Disgusting. EOM
RichInBoston ,   Boston MA   (02.20.12)
20. @18 relevance?
but to answer your question: No there are no synagogues in the Vatican. and just for the record: Apart from Roman Catholic Churches there are no other Christian Churches located in the Vatican either. That would include the fact that there are no Baptist Churches in the Vatican.
21. @18 y ask about the Vatican when the Baptists were attacked?
Please do distinguish between the different Christian denominations and sects BEFORE asking questions that don't apply. (BTW generally I don't agree with your posts, but I always read them because you always make interesting and intelligent comments. I make the above comment because I expect you to know the difference between the different groups of Christians)
22. The post at No. 6 is not mine
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.20.12)
23. I have not done it...but I could...! LOL
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (02.20.12)
24. To: No. 10
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.20.12)
Well, then, using your logic we can pretty much discount vandalism in Arab villages as being the work of Jews, isn't that right? Wouldn't it be highly unlikely that Jews could commit vandalism in Arab villages and not be noticed in the area? That said -- do not discount that it was the work of ersatz "Palestinians." They've been known to desecrate their own mosques and their own cemeteries in the hopes that blame will be placed upon Jews. Moreover, Jews do not have a quarrel with Christians. Moslems have a quarrel with everyone who isn't just exactly like them. You do the math. By the way -- I hate to burst your bubble, but ultra-Orthodox Jews -- and Jews generally -- have far better things to do that think about Jesus and his mother. No, really! Amazing, isn't it?
25. Basil Setting fire to Churches Apostate
PETER SM ,   AUSTRALIA   (02.20.12)
Laws ,Blasphemy laws,forced conversions to Islam,decapitating Christian schoolchildren,incitement against "pollytheists" Time to look in the mirror and read MEMRI instead of the disingenuous nonsenses that you people sprout to cover the persecution of minorities and global caliphate ambitions.
cristian ,   JESUSALEN   (02.20.12)
in truth i say unto you that i have found so much faith or even in israel and i tell you that many of the east and the west will come and will sit with avraham and isaac and yaakov in the kingdom of heaven but the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into outer darkness there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth fo and as you believed you will be done
27. Jehudah # 14, I second your condemnation.
Sharon ,   Jerusalem   (02.20.12)
28. @26 generally when quoting from the Synoptics one uses....
quotation marks and gives the full citation. further it seems from your various other postings that you are not aware that it is considered rude to so openly proselytze to Jews. In case you are not aware of it this is a Jewish site we are democratic and happy to read posts we don't agree with but we are not at all fond of having our Jewish religion put down and replaced by another.
29. #5 yeah, those Americans love Israel so much...
Dorothy Friend ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (02.20.12)
... that they are willing to fight to their last Israeli soldier for their Messianic fantasies!
30. To: No. 14
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.20.12)
In Israel it is customary to establish guilt before condemnation of those likely innocent. That Arabs are guilty of this latest act of desecration is beyond doubt. Why don't you curb your enthusiasm until the facts are in place? My money is on Arabs. And I'm pretty smart.
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