A New York Times report on the Mideast's declining Christian population ignores key facts on Palestinian and Israeli Christians. First, Israel's Christian population is growing. Second, Palestinian Christians are emigrating largely as a result of Muslim persecution.
While some media reports now include statements from Israeli officials maintaining that Hamas manufactured the disputed crisis and accusing the terrorist group of responsibility for hardships, almost all ignore similar statements from Arabs.
According to multiple media accounts, young Yusra al-Azami, an engaged student from Gaza, was executed several days ago in an "honor killing," and her fiancé and future-brother-in-law were brutally beaten by members of Hamas' "vice and virtue" unit. Ha'aretz, often considered Israel's "leading daily," passed the "honor killing" off as a robbery.