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April 25, 2012 10:48 am

’60 Minutes’ Under Fire for Blaming Christian Exodus on Israel

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A Catholic procession on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem (2006). Photo: Darko Tepert.

In a recent “60 Minutes” report, contributor Bob Simon said that Christian Palestinians are leaving historically Christian areas like Nazareth and Bethlehem due to Israeli security policies.

The report angered experts, including Christian groups, who say it was entirely inaccurate. “I find it incomprehensible for CBS to focus on one Christian population that is not actually shrinking and blame its troubles on the steps Israel is taking to protect itself from these same Islamic terrorists” who target Arab Christians, said David Brog, executive director of Christians United for Israel, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

“They leave out the fact that the only Christian community that is thriving is the one in Israel,” Brog said, adding that Christians are routinely persecuted in Arab countries.

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  • Marc du Conde

    you must understand, CBS is not a news company, it is part of the Obama White house re-election campaign. This season Obama has declared war on the Israelites, and all of his subordinates, (this includes CBS and its hired news readers) are towing the line, Here in the USA, we are neither suprised or shocked, CBS has long been known for ‘altering’ facts. I represent a growing voter population known as an Indepedant. We have decided to ignore the ‘Alphabet’ organizations, and seek for objective facts as opposed to the subjective opinions of stooges like CBS.