Sunday, May 05, 2002

Church officials allege Bethlehem cover-up (Jerusalem Post) - An interesting look inside the Church of the Nativity, and the controversy over whether or not the Christian clergy inside are there voluntarily, or as hostages of the Palestinians.

The truth, of course, is neither black nor white, and far less clear than either side would want anybody to believe. Yes, some are there to support the Palestinians, but others are simply afraid to speak out against them, for fear of violent reprisals. The clergy inside are, after all, individuals and, even more to the point, human.

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