Saturday, January 01, 2011

Help the Christians

The Arabs call the founding of modern Israel the Nakba, "the catastrophe,". I won't get into that but in the last 60 years the Christian presence in Israel has gone from 18% to 2%. That's a catastrophic collaspe of population and Christians are being hard pressed not only in Israel but in the whole Middle East. The Vatican estimates that there may be just 17 million left in the whole Middle East. I expect nothing from the politicians but I find it shocking how so few American Christians seem to care about the fate of our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land and the Middle East. It's almost like they're ashamed to mention the Christians. The respones to the recent attack in Egypt has been pitiful. The beleagured Christians there know that they are on their own. What a shame.