I know I should start watching 60 Minutes again(keep your friends close and your enemies closer), but I just don't. This piece is a reason why I should. Israel has become an official enemey of the American Left and MSM State. From the Weekly Standard:
60 Minutes largely cast Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, as the villain, and Christians Palestinians as the victims. Oren disputed that Israel persecutes Christians and wondered why there is not more focus on harsh anti-Christian persecution elsewhere in the Middle East. Most grieving to Simon, Oren complained to CBS before the segment’s broadcast, which Simon huffed was unprecedented.
The Israeli security barrier is frequently cited as a form of persecution against Palestinian Christians. Claiming the wall now “completely” surrounds Bethlehem, which is an exaggeration, 60 Minutes noted: “For Palestinian Christians, the survival of their culture is in danger.” Simon reported: “In towns like Bethlehem, which used to be distinctively Christian, Muslims now are a clear and growing majority.” Oren countered that what for Palestinians is an “inconvenience” is for Israel a matter of “survival.” He also emphasized that Christianity is “thriving” inside Israel, in contrast with the rest of the region. And he faulted “Islamic extremism” for Christian difficulties on the West Bank.
60 Minutes was mostly uninterested in examining Islamic extremism, while faulting Israel for a Palestinian Christian exodus whose outcome is that: “The veil is replacing the cross.” Simon hailed a 2009 manifesto from Palestinian Christians called “Kairos Palestine,” which he described as “criticizing Islamic extremism and advocating non-violent resistance to the Israeli occupation which they called a sin against God.”
There's a great point in there: of ALL the places on the globe "60 Minutes" could point its camera at Christian persecution, it picks Israel? Israel has a worse track record with Christian the Muslim extremism? Really???? I've said it many times. Jewish Americans who vote for liberals today are completely out of touch with reality.