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JERUSALEM July 18, 2012 (AP)
An Israeli lawmaker has torn up a copy of the New Testament in front of cameras in his parliament office.
An aide says Christian missionaries mailed the Christian scripture to Michael Ben-Ari of the ultranationalist National Union Party.
Itamar Ben-Gvir said Ben-Ari, an Orthodox Jew, was enraged to receive the book, in whose name he says millions of Jews were slaughtered. Ben-Ari tore it up, he said, then posed for photographs with the destroyed Bible.
Many Christians over the centuries persecuted Jews, holding them responsible for Jesus' crucifixion.
Government spokesman Mark Regev said, "We totally deplore this behavior and condemn it outright. This action stands in complete contrast to our values and our traditions. Israel is a tolerant society, but we have zero tolerance for this despicable and hateful act."
Originally posted by kyred
Oh, no! Christians will be rioting and killing each other as they protest the Great Satan that is Israel for insulting Jesus and Christianity.
No, wait. No they won't.
I will be at a Deicide concert in December. There will be burning of Bibles there. Nobody will care.edit on 18-7-2012 by kyred because: (no reason given)