Human rights groups defend Christian presence in Jerusalem


In a statement headlined: 'Enough is Enough' The Joint Advocacy Initiative of Jerusalem (JAI) has asked its partners and friends to stand against what it calls "this systematic campaign of discrimination and persecution." They urge members to "Tell your political representatives that they must act now before it is too late and the Holy Land becomes a Christian theme park minus its people."

The full statement follows:

Enough is Enough

In response to Israeli steps towards breaking the Status Quo, the heads of the Churches of Jerusalem issued a strong statement and closed the doors of Holy Sepulchre on Sunday March 25, 2018. The statement and closure of one of Christianity's holiest sites "Until Further Notice" has temporarily stopped the debate at the Knesset to pass a bill to allow the Israeli State to confiscate land sold by the churches to private investors.

Due to the Jerusalem Municipality trying to collect millions of dollars of back taxes, liens have already been placed on some of the churches' assets and frozen some of their bank accounts.

Enough is Enough. JAI asks its partners and friends to stand against this systematic campaign of discrimination and persecution. Please read and share this statement and our Action Alert on Defending the Christian Presence and Properties. Tell your political representatives that they must act now before it is too late and the Holy Land becomes a Christian theme park minus its people.

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