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Jan 08, 2023
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Former Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Charbel: Lebanese Christians Do Not Support Normalization Of Relations With Israel; They Crucified Christ

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Source: NBN TV (Lebanon)

Former Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said on a January 8, 2023 show on NBN TV (Lebanon) that if the Americans want to give Israel some relief from Hizbullah, than they should establish a Palestinian state and have Israel withdraw from the Shebaa Farms, since this would unite the Lebanese people against Hizbullah. He said that all Lebanese people reject America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also asked how Christians are expected to normalize relations with Israel, which considers them to be its number-one enemy because they believe that the Jews killed Jesus. For more about Marwan Charbel, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9630, 9476, 7374.

Marwan Charbel: "Doesn't America want to give Israel some relief from the resistance? So it should establish a Palestinian state and that will be the end of it. It should pull Israel out of the Shebaa Farms and that will be the end of it. When this happens, we will all rise against Hizbullah.

"But at the end of the day, Israel does what it wants, and America... Tomorrow it might say... Just like Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital... So how do you [expect us] to accept this? It is not just the resistance. The entire Lebanese people... Especially the Sunnis — even before the Shi'ites — refuse to accept this. In Jerusalem, there are Christian churches as well."

Interviewer: "Of course."

Charbel: "How are we expected to normalize [relations with Israel] when the Christians are Israel's number one enemy? After all, we believe that they crucified Chris."

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