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Turn the Other Cheek..So I Can Smash It

More strife in the Holy land. And not a Jew nor Muslim in sight:

Greek Orthodox and Franciscan priests got into a fist fight Monday at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Christianity’s holiest shrine, after arguing over whether a door in the basilica should be closed during a procession

But this isn’t the first time something like this has happened.

In 2003, police threatened to limit the number of worshippers allowed to attend an Easter ceremony if the denominations did not agree on who would lead the ceremony. Police brokered a last-minute deal and the ceremony passed peacefully.

 

But a year earlier, the Greek patriarch and Armenian clergyman designated to enter the tomb exchanged blows after a spat over who would be first to exit the chamber

At least they had their reasons.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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