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Christ at the Checkpoint:  Christians meet in Bethlehem to expose cracks in evangelical support for Israel


May 27, 2018   In the wake of the controversial US embassy move to Jerusalem, over 400 evangelical Christians from the Middle East, United States, and Europe will gather in Bethlehem, Palestine for a conference called Christ at the Checkpoint.  At this conference, scheduled for May 28th through June 1st, participants will debate, analyze and seek the will of God and the way of Jesus’ life and teachings.

Featured speakers include Palestinian evangelicals, Western evangelical theologians, and Messianic Jewish leaders. They will examine biblical and theological beliefs that divide evangelicals over issues such as: Who owns the land of Palestine/Israel? Does the State of Israel have the right seize Palestinian land for construction of exclusively Jewish settlements?

Palestinian Christian journalist Daoud Kuttab has written an excellent article about the conference (click here): Christians Meet in Bethlehem.

Daoud Kuttab is Director General of the Community Media Network in Amman, Jordan.  His editorials have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other U.S. and European papers.  He was previously an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. He is the author of Sesame Street, Palestine, a personal story of the challenges of bringing the joy of Sesame Street to the children of Palestine.