“In contrast to elsewhere in the Middle East where hatred of Christians is ignored or encouraged, Israel remains committed to its Declaration of Independence pledge to ‘ensure the complete equality of all its citizens irrespective of religion,'” Oren wrote, comparing the situation of Christians in the region today to that of the expulsion of 800,000 Jews after the creation of the State of Israel.
Oren touted Israel’s integration of its Christian community, noting that Christians serve in government posts and in the country’s Supreme Court, and are “on average more affluent than Israeli Jews and better-educated, even scoring higher on their SATs.”
While Christians have found a comfortable home within Israel’s borders, Oren explained, the situation in the Palestinian territories is drastically different.
Half the Christian population in Gaza Strip has fled since the Hamas takeover of the territory, Oren stated. Hamas forbids Christmas decorations and public displays of Christian symbols, he wrote.
Meanwhile, the UN is yammering about gender rights.