Dec 2, 2010

#BDS: Arab Orthodox orgs slam church-Israel 'collaboration'

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Arab Orthodox Central Council in Palestine and Jordan and the Council of Arab Orthodox Organizations in Palestine issued a statement on Tuesday "strongly condemning" cooperation between Greek Orthodox church officials and Israel's Ministry of Tourism. 

The institutions organized a joint inauguration of an Israeli road in the Jordan Valley near the Saint George Monastery, in the occupied West Bank, earlier in the day including a press tour to the monastery, and reception along with officials from the Israeli Minister of Tourism, representatives of Israel's Civil Administration and Ministry of Transport.

In its joint statement, the Arab Ortoodox groups called the event and example of the church's "arrogant behavior that has harmed the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people."

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