Wednesday, September 5, 2012

These kind of attacks on Christian Churches and people are usually applauded by leaders in Muslim dominated nations, but are condemned by the civilized Israeli leaders. May Almighty God continue to bless the Jews and Israel. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Posted: September 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

“The entrance door to a century-old monastery near Jerusalem was burned away and anti-Christian graffiti was sprayed on the walls Tuesday, in what Israeli police said appeared to be a nationalistic attack,” CNN reports.

“The phrase ‘Jesus is a monkey’ was painted on the walls of Latrun Monastery in large orange letters….Families were evacuated from the outposts over the weekend by Israeli government forces. 

The Rev. Louis Wahbeh, of the 19th century monastery, told CNN that he was shocked that anyone would plan and carry out such an attack. ‘

This is a direct insult to our belief,’ he said. ‘We can’t understand how such people can get to this low level of not respecting others, have no ethical background and don’t have any human values.’” 

Israeli leaders are to be commended for denouncing these “heinous” anti-Christian attacks. The Prime Minister’s Office issued the following statement

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch and was updated on the actions being taken by the Israel Police to apprehend those who desecrated the Latrun Monastery. 

‘Those responsible for this reprehensible act need to be punished severely. Freedom of religion and freedom of worship are among the most basic foundations of the State of Israel,’ the Prime Minister said.”