The Palestinian Authority held a Christmas celebration earlier this month in Birzeit, north of Ramallah, during which Jesus was praised as a “Palestinian guerilla fighter.”
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, an evangelical leader and founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), believes the idea that Jesus was Palestinian is not only wrong, but anti-Semitic.
She says Christians who promote the idea that Jesus was Palestinian potentially make Jews vulnerable to violent attacks and terrorism.
Instead, she believes if Jesus was alive today he would not even be allowed in the Palestinian territories.
“Large red signs can be seen on the entrances to Bethlehem declaring it as a no-go area for Israelis. If Jesus was alive today, he’d be labelled a Jewish Settler and barred from entering Bethlehem.”