“Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth,” Linda Sarsour tweeted over the weekend, sparking a backlash.
By World Israel News Staff
American political activist Linda Sarsour is claiming that “Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair.”
She tweeted the assertion over the weekend, doubling down afterward amid criticism over her claim that Jesus was from a place that did not exist in his days.
“Jesus was born in Bethlehem… Bethlehem is in Palestine,” she wrote. “It’s currently militarily occupied by Israel and home to a predominately beautiful Palestinian Christian community. Yes, the birthplace of Jesus is under military occupation.”
“Are you that stupid?” Yair Netanyahu, son of the Israeli prime minister, retorted to Sarsour’s comment. [Bold emphasis, mine]
Israel-based journalists led the way in taking Sarsour to task: “Actually, Jesus lived during the Second Temple period, prior to the Romans renaming Judea as Palestina. The chronology doesn’t work out at all,” tweeted Sam Sokol, a former correspondent for The Jerusalem Post.
“If Jesus – who was Jewish – was a Palestinian and lived in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, then you’re saying Jews are indigenous to what is today called Palestine and Jews have a right to live in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Israel. Glad you cleared this up,” wrote Michele Chabin, who contributes to USA Today and the Jewish Week. Read the rest HERE.