Eviction: No Easter in Occupied Jerusalem
For adherents of the Orthodox faith tradition, today is Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ, the Palestinian Jew, was crucified on Mt. Golgotha.
While the vast majority of the world’s Christians use the Gregorian calendar to celebrate Christmas and Easter, Eastern Christianity, more commonly known as Greek, Russian, Armenian, Syriac, Antiochian-Orthodox, celebrate these major Christian feasts using the Julian Calendar.
And, while the international Orthodox Christian community will celebrate a triumphant Easter Sunday On April 2, 2021, Jerusalem and Palestine’s Orthodox community will have to endure another Easter of occupation, xenophobia, evictions, and malevolent policies of an Israeli regime that has gone into overdrive in its racist and hateful policies of unabated violence and hateful rhetoric that has been orchestrated, condoned, and abetted by Israel’s Prime Minister, its Knesset, its military, and its blatantly racist judiciary system.
Halaby, Raouf J. Professor Emeritus, "Eviction: No Easter in Occupied Jerusalem" (2021). Articles. 309.