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And Gerald Steinberg of NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based group that exposes anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism masquerading under the banner of “human rights,” e-mailed me:
“The 60 Minutes segment uncritically adopted the standard Palestinian narrative of suffering and victimhood promoted by church-based NGOs that work closely with the Palestinian political leadership. Groups such as Sabeel, Kairos-Palestine, and Holy Land Trust erase the reign of fear imposed by Islamist groups, such as Hamas, against Christians. Instead, they invoke ‘liberation theology’ to demonize Israel, including calls for BDS [boycott, divestment, and sanctions] and hold conferences with such blatantly biased titles as ‘Christ at the checkpoint.’ . . . Bob Simon’s segment simply repeated these immoral positions without any independent analysis. He quoted from the Kairos document on Palestine, for example, without noting that it denies the Jewish historical connection to Israel, promotes demonization campaigns such as BDS, and also ignores the extreme harassment and violence committed by Palestinians against Christians.”