The Ugly History of Jewish Desecration of Many Christian Sites in the Holy Land


Shown is an image of a statue of the Virgin Mary which an Israeli Army tank fired upon on March 14, 2002. The hated statue stood high above the Roman Catholic Holy Family Hospital and Orphanage in Jerusalem adjacent to the Vatican flag. The Israelis fired on the statue at close range. It was not an accident. It was an act of hatred reflecting a traditional Jewish hospitality to Christian sites and relics in the Holy Land. (Inset, the Virgin's face.)



As early as December 1955, not long after the institution of the Jewish state of Israel, Father Leonard Feeney, a Boston-based Roman Catholic clergyman, compiled the following list of Christian churches and other institutions that had been attacked or otherwise destroyed by the newly-ensconced Jewish occupation regime in the Holy Land. In assembling this shocking list -- which would come as a complete surprise to modern-day Christians who believe that Israel has been a good friend to Christians in the Holy Land -- Father Feeney noted that his list did not include the loss in lives and property suffered by the nearly one million Arabs (Christian and Muslim alike) who had been evicted from their ancient homes during the then-seven years since Jews had seized power over Palestine

. And, needless to say, since Feeney first compiled the list, there have been many more examples of such Jewish attacks. The clergyman's summary of Jewish destruction of Christian sites follows.... The Jews have defiled and destroyed the following Church buildings: the Church of Saint John the Baptist at Am Karim; the Church of the Beatitudes at Capharnaum; the Church of Mensa Christi on the shores of the Sea of Galilee; the Church of Saint Peter at Tiberias; the Cenacle (the place ofthe Last Supper) at Jerusalem; the Convent of Mary Reparatrix at Jerusalem; the Convent and Hospice of Notre Dame at Jerusalem; the Convent of the Sisters of Saint Ann at Haifa; the Franciscan Convent at Tiberias; the Patriarchal Seminary at Beit-Jala, the Salesian houses at Cremisan; the Sisters' Convent at Am Karim; the School of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion at Katamon; the Sisters' residence at Capharnaum; and the church and rectory at Ikret. Catholic authorities have estimated that the Jews have destroyed Church property in the Holy Land at the rate of more than two million dollars' worth a year.

To enumerate only French Catholic institutions, they have demolished four hospitals, 16 dispensaries, two hospices, four seminaries, 32 schools and orphanages, and seven retreat houses. Among the countless other desecrations we might mention, none is more heart-rending than that of Jerusalem's Church of the Dormition -- the magnificent Romanesque shrine to the Mother of God which was pillaged by Israeli soldiers and then turned into a Jewish dance hall for the young men and women of Haganah. It was only after a hundred such incidents that the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Hughes, unequivocally charged that there is now in operation a "deliberate Jewish effort to decimate the Arabs and to destroy Christianity in Palestine."

  WILLIS A. CARTO, is founder of The American Free Press and The Barnes Review.

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David Ben-Gurion, the founder of Israel, in 1949


Jerusalem is the capital. Palestine, currently under occupation, is located on the East coast of the Mediterranean Sea, West of Jordan and to the south of Lebanon. The territory of Palestine covers around 10,435 square miles.