Former Jordanian MP Tarek Khoury said in a December 25, 2022 show on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) that the Jews persecuted Jesus and opposed Christianity throughout its entire history. Claiming that Jesus called the Jews the "progeny of vipers" and the children of the Devil, he said that the "enmity between Judaism and Christianity is eternal" and that the Jews killed Jesus. He also said that if Jesus were alive today, he would be the leader of the "resistance" and of the Intifada in Palestine. For more about Tarek Khoury, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7129.
Tarek Khoury: "Jesus and Christianity have been persecuted by the Jews since the days of Christ. The Jews persecuted Christ until they drove nails into his arms and legs in order to get rid of him.
"These are the Jews. Jesus described them as 'progeny of vipers,' and elsewhere, he said to them: 'You belong to your father, the Devil.'
"This enmity has been eternal, because [the Jews] do not want this character, this ideology, this heroic way of life, to exist and confront them. This is why Christ was persecuted and why Christianity is persecuted to this day.
"Many Christians fail to note that the enmity between Judaism and Christianity is eternal, and that it was the Jews who killed Christ.
"It must be made clear to every Christian on Earth that the enmity between Judaism and Christianity is eternal. It is nothing new.
"In my view, if Jesus were alive today, he would lead the resistance. He would lead the resistance ideology and the Intifada in the land of Palestine."