Thursday, October 7, 2010

Peace And Work

Why are Arab Christians fleeing the Holy Land? Because political instability and violence are enemies of opportunity, according to this Reuters report:

Decades of conflict, shifting borders and occupation are the root causes of the poor economic situation that is forcing Christians to seek better lives abroad, [PNA official Hanna] Eissa said.

Rising Muslim fundamentalism, a trend across the Middle East, concerns some. But most cite Israeli occupation as the prime cause of emigration and the decline of their community.

"If there was no political problem, the economic situation would be good, so the problems are linked," Eissa said.

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