Jewish Intellectuals Rebuke Sarsour, Defend Jesus’ True Heritage

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Intellectual Jewish advocates with the American Jewish Committee defended the historical heritage of Jesus of Nazareth, noting facts from the New Testament in response to objectionable pro-Palestinian comments by Linda Sarsour, adding, “Try cracking a history book, Linda. It’ll blow your mind." (Reuters photo)

The Algemeiner – A leading Jewish group blasted anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour on Sunday after she falsely claimed that Jesus was a Palestinian.

Responding to a post about whether Jesus and Moses were “Middle Eastern,” Sarsour tweeted, “Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with woolly hair” . . .

In response to Sarsour’s claim, the official Twitter account of the American Jewish Committee tweeted, “Mentions of Judea in the New Testament: 48. Mentions of Palestine in the New Testament: 0. Which makes sense,” said the group, “because the name Palestine was only applied to the region by the Romans in 135 CE.”

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