[Ed. – In effect, it is. Denying that Jesus was a Jew has no valid purpose. The wording of the opening sentence isn’t optimal. “Palestinian activists” haven’t done anything for a long time, and the canard about Jesus as “Palestinian” is one of the most recent themes. It is, however, as Tyler O’Neil says, wholly fictitious. Jesus was a Judean Jew of the tribe of Judah.]
Palestinian activists have long claimed that Jesus was Palestinian, not Jewish. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) joined The New York Times in calling Jesus Palestinian in April. The infamous former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour repeated this claim in July. According to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), the claim isn’t just wrong — it’s anti-Semitic.
“Jesus Christ was born in the city of Bethlehem in Judea to a Jewish mother. That means he was born and died a Judean Jew. The Bible makes no reference to a place called Palestine and the suggestion that he was Palestinian is not just heretical but anti-Semitic,” Cardoza-Moore claimed in a recent statement.