Show blames Israel for the exodus of Christians from the West Bank and Jerusalem Christians partake in the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during last year’s Easter holiday (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)Related Topics60 MinutesChristians in IsraelCUFI Christians United for Israel(JTA) — Thousands of Christian and Jewish supporters of Israel have bombarded CBS executives with complaints about a “60 Minutes” segment that blamed Israel for the exodus of Christians from the West Bank and Jerusalem.
In the segment that aired Sunday, correspondent Bob Simon, Palestinian Christian leaders and others blame Israel and the settlements for Christians leaving cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
The Jewish Federations of North America and Christians United For Israel asked their members to send messages to CBS executives to complain about the segment. JFNA’s action alert, sent before the segment aired, read: “We hope that CBS will be flooded with responses through their inboxes, Facebook, Twitter and mail after the program to express discontent if it is as biased as we anticipate.”
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