What if……I was thinking last night, what if the illegal Zionist controlled situation that exists today across Palestine had existed when Jesus parents were travelling from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Would they have made it to Bethlehem or would Jesus have been born on the back of a donkey whilst his parents were waiting for days on end at multiple illegal Israeli checkpoints.
link Most entrances and exits from the Bethlehem agglomeration to the rest of the West Bank are currently subject to Israeli checkpoints and roadblocks. The level of access varies based on Israeli security directives. Travel for Bethlehem's Palestinian residents from the West Bank into Israeli-annexed Jerusalem is regulated by a permit-system.[ (this within their own country of Palestine no less!)Bethlehem is a Palestinian city in the West Bank, approximately 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem. The 80 mile walk from Nazareth to Bethlehem today would be nearly impossible for Mary and Joseph, due to Israel checkpoints, roadblocks and refusal of passage to non-Zionists. And someone else wondered about this too, and has even tested the theory. And according to this recent re-enactment of the trip Joseph and Mary took, the answer is that Jesus most likely would have been born on the back of a Donkey at an Israeli checkpoint!
link Jesus' parents would get stuck in roadblock British TV channel claims Jesus' parents' historical trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem would have been rendered impossible today, due to IDF restrictions. Israel Foreign Ministry outraged (Surprise)But it gets much worse for Christians, our whole “Christmas” thing would be all askew, nothing would be the same, for instance:
Had Jesus' parents Joseph and Mary tried to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem nowadays, they would find it to be a near impossible task due to the IDF roadblocks and the West Bank security fence, a BBC reporter claimed in a televised broadcast .
The news story, by BBC correspondent in Israel Matthew Price, reenacted Joseph and Mary's historical route from Nazareth to Bethlehem, by accompanying an Israeli-Arab Nazareth carpenter, who will be forced to skip his annual visit to Bethlehem on Christmas this year, due to the army's traffic restrictions and the exhausting effort entailed in crossing the IDF roadblocks.
Today, Nazareth and Bethlehem are two separate worlds, Price claimed in the broadcast, describing the 'reminders to the Israeli occupation' evident throughout the route archeologist say was taken by Jesus' parents in their trip.
As expected, the report spurred outrage in the Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister's Office. (Again, surprise!) This is one of the most dreadful stories ever broadcasted by the BBC, Foreign Ministry sources said, adding that they plan to officially protest the report to the channel's heads. "The story is filled with Christian and religious elements, (OMG, to think a story about Jesus would contain "Christian and Religious elements, who'd have thunk it!)
Rector Phillips Brooks (1835-1903) of Philadelphia USA, wrote the words to O Little Town of Bethlehem in 1868, following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He was inspired by the view of Bethlehem from the hills of Palestine especially at night time hence the lyrics of O Little Town of Bethlehem.BUT, if the illegal state of Israel had existed then, the song would have been called “O Little Donkey At The Checkpoint” instead, and the ever popular “Away in A Manger” that would have been called “Away On a Donkey’s Back” if Israel had existed then. Example:
How still we see thee stand
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The noisy tanks go by
Yet in thy grey fur shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met on thee tonight
Nah, it's just NOT the same is it, thankfully the "created state" of Israel did not exist then, otherwise it would ALL be different today.............