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Magazine NUEVA
Buenos Aires 18/ December 23 of 2001

By Suhail Hani Daher Akel *

JESUS CHRIST, the palestinian (view)

Canaan-Palestine arose from the unity of Canaanites, Aramean and Phillistines. From there, its name Falestin (Palestine). Jebusites, people from the Palestinian genealogy, found Salem (Jerusalem) 3500b.C. There the Canaanite-Palestine King Melquisedec blesses the arrival of Ibrahim (Abraham). (...)

In 37b.C., the Roman Empire occupies Palestine and gives Jerusalem self-determination, with Hebrew King. Jesus Christ is born. Virgin Mary belongs to an Aramean family and the Aramaic is the Canaanite language, language of Jesus Christ and root of the Arabic language. Mary and the Hebrew Jose lived in Nazareth. The birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, which is also Palestine, converts Jesus Christ into Palestinian. As a Palestinian child, he suffers the sudden Hebrew-Roman attacks. Herod sends his troops to kill Jesus Christ on December 28 of 1, killing hundreds of Palestinian children. According to the Bible, Hebrews make fun of Jesus Christ and he is crucified at the request of their priests; before, from the Olive mount, he prophesies the destruction of the Temple of King Salomon. Even they make fun of his death, crowning his cross with INRI, king of Jews ironically.

God give a hand to Jerusalem, in Palestine, with the arrival of Abraham, a patriarch of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious; the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the raising up to heaven of Mohamed. But it has been land of violence and foreign occupation. From the biblical narration, we get that defining the identity of Jesus Christ as Jewish is to make a mistake. From the religious point of view, being Jewish, Christian or Muslim does not indicate a nationality. Birthplace, race and ethnic group determinate nationality. I am not interested in competing with the Palestinian identity of Jesus Christ, but in recovering The Savior, Jesus Christ; who called to love and forgive, redeeming humanity with his death. He ended with his words: “Today I have come to bring life and life in abundance”, a commitment of Jews, Christians and Muslims in the world, mainly of Palestinians and Israelis in these difficult times where Herods seem to clone and both people seem to be crucified.

* Palestine Ambassador in Argentina


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