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December 25, 2012 10:54 am

Netanyahu Delivers Christmas Message, Highlights Religious Tolerance in Israel (VIDEO)

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Netanyahu delivers his Christmas message. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video wishing Christians in the country a merry Christmas.

“Today Christian communities throughout the Middle East are shrinking and many of them are in danger,” said Netanyahu, according to the announcement published by his bureau in Hebrew and English. “…this is of course not true in Israel. Here there is a strong and growing Christian community that participates fully in the life of our country. Israel is proud of its record of religious tolerance and pluralism. Israel will continue to protect freedom of religion for all and we will continue to safeguard Christians places of worship throughout our country.”

The brief message has drawn some controversy for its perceived political tone.

Reports have emerged recently that Christian groups are the most persecuted in the region, corroborating the Prime Minister’s sentiments.

A video of Netanyahu’s message can be viewed below:

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  • John Stefanyszyn

    Israel claims the land in the name of God…but Israel also confesses that it is right to be free to worship any god.
    Israel looks to their “messiah”, but Israel rejects Jesus Christ to be the Son of Yahweh.

    It is clear what is the belief that Israel lives by…it is the belief in freedom of oneself….freedom of rights…freedom of all “gods”.

    But it is written that one is to worship Yahweh Elohim and Him Alone to serve.

    President Obama , on March 21, 2013, proclaimed that god’s will is “freedom”.
    …he confessed that the story of the passover is “freedom”.

    But the One Way to God, Christ, said that we are to do His Will and not ours….that we are to serve in obedience the Will of Yahweh Elohim.

    Mr. Netanyahu, and President Obama (leader of the “free” way, of this god of fortreses), are saying that the way of man is right and that the One Way of the Creator is not the right way, not the only way.

    But, soon, it is Only Christ that will rule.