Well, it must be pretty horrific for this to be true:
The Christian leaders responsible for the site issued a joint statement bemoaning what they called a “systematic campaign of abuse” against them, comparing it to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany.
And what is the unspeakable horror visited on these Christians? Apparently, their church (not just any church) is being asked to pay taxes on its many non-religious business holdings, including hotels, “halls”, and a booming business in lease operations and real estate sales.
I wouldn’t care so much if this were just a struggle over taxes. After all, I do not know thing one about the Israeli Constitution, and do not know what freedoms may be enshrined there. But for these church leaders to call Israeli government actions which sound fair enough to me “comparable to Nazi” depredations, as, shall we say, beyond the pale.
I’m not impugning Christians at large, of course, for what sounds like a small squabble in a big meaningful place. Nobody here should feel criticized. And I’m willing to be educated out of my ignorance about how this all fits together. But it sounds like some bearded patriarchs just Jumped the Ark.