Israeli Museum MOCKS Crucified Jesus as Ronald McDonald

Israeli Museum MOCKS Crucified Jesus as Ronald McDonald
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Hundreds of Arab Christian demonstrators clashed with Israeli police in Haifa on Friday over a museum’s display of a sculpture depicting Crucified Jesus as Ronald McDonald. 

Police said a few hundred protesters tried to force their way into the Haifa Museum of Art during the demonstration and that three officers were injured by rocks hurled at them.

An investigation was opened to identify the rock-throwers, and a 32-year-old resident of the city was arrested on suspicion of attacking officers.

Video from the demonstration showed scuffles as police used tear gas and stun grenades to clear the protesters.

One of the protesters complained that the government was slow to react to their concerns because they were from the Christian minority. “If they put up [a sculpture of] Hitler with a Torah scroll they would immediately respond,” he told the Walla news site.

Ahead of the protest, police deployed officers from its Special Patrol Unit to guard the museum after a molotov cocktail was thrown at the museum on Thursday.

The “McJesus,” which was sculpted by Finnish artist Janei Leinonen and depicts a crucified Ronald McDonald, went on display in August as part of the Haifa museum’s “Sacred Goods” exhibit.

 

 

The show also features a number of other pieces depicting Jesus, including one of him as a “Ken” doll, as well as imagery from other religions.

On Thursday, Culture Minister Miri Regev sent Haifa Museum director Nissim Tal a letter calling for the sculpture’s removal.

“Disrespect of religious symbols sacred to many worshipers in the world as an act of artistic protest is illegitimate and cannot serve as art at a cultural institution supported by state funds,” she wrote.

In response to Friday’s protest, the Haifa Museum said Tal agreed during a meeting with church leaders and officials from the Haifa Municipality to put up a sign at the entrance to the exhibit explaining it contains potentially offensive content.

The museum also condemned the throwing of the molotov cocktail and said any objection to the piece must not be expressed violently.

“A discourse about art, however complex it may be, must not spill over into violent territory and must be respected — even in charged situations,” it said.

 

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    R ROMEYN · 6 months ago
    saying all jews are all bad is like saying all preachers are bad ! yes there are many bad jews as preachers as in anything ! the question you all will be asked on JUDGEMENT DAY IS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME ? how many of you who blame jews for every thing have done a darn thing to stand up for the murdering of over 77,000,000 babys ?stood against the sexual sodomite DOGS ? SHAME ON YOUR SELF RIGHTEOUS ATTITUDE !
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    Corporal of USMC · 6 months ago
    FILTHY, DEGENERATE, INBRED JEW MURDERS UNARMED Muhammad Habali in the head, from behind, Tulkarm, 4 Dec. 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=116&v=-FFdBe5RE8Q
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    Frank · 6 months ago
    Unfortunately, most people do NOT know their Jews. You'll do well to research exactly what they think of Christians. It was Jews that caused the Russian Revolution along with numerous other government overthrows. Jews are behind the whole concept of Communism. I'm only touching the tip of the iceberg. Those who wish to disagree would do well to do some research before they post their retaliatory comments.
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    Mark Brander · 6 months ago
    God is not mocked... I would not want to be a resident living anywhere near the museum during the coming war in Israel.

    See some of the Lords warnings at hearthelordjesus.com the war is probably very close.
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    Mel · 6 months ago
    No need for violence, but it's an excellent way of having an open conversation with the pubic about the Truth. We Christians should not get offended at anything the world throws at us, unless it is like how Jesus got angry with the moneychangers at the church. He knew their hearts. And He knows theses artists' hearts. They have their own interpretation of things. They are actually fulfilling prophecy where it says in the last days people will scorn and mock.



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      Al · 6 months ago
      Wow! Do you have any standards in your liberal belief system?
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    Ray · 6 months ago
    Blaming this on "Jews" is the very height of stupidity.
    If Christians in the U.S. are so outraged, have they forgotten the Crucifix in a glass of urine that was displayed in an American museum?

    Though, I believe this kind of hatred should NOT be allowed into a publicly funded facility, Freedom of Expression is an "individual" thing and individual expressions do NOT speak for entire populations.

    Too many of the posts here wreak of bigotry.
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    Onno · 6 months ago
    Many socalled artists are extreme narcissists/psychopaths. Andy Warhol, Picasso etc.
    Due to the alien mindset/personality (resulting in no morality/no moral limits = *proactive willing* to hurt others/normal human beings), result of critical damage in the instinctive substrate/the archetype level, they are not able to dread God (or if non-religious have respect for life).
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    Tom · 6 months ago
    Jews are the good guys say no evil of them or go to prison .
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    Israel Needs Jesus · 6 months ago
    I truly wonder which side the American Evangelicals would be on. Methinks that the Zionist-Christian entities (i.e. Hagee and his ilk) might actually take the side of the blasphemers on this and oppose the Arab Christians yet once more.

    Zionists, here's the truth:

    The REAL "chosen people" are those who have cheerfully received God's
    one and only Son, Jesus. The Bible states that ANYONE who denies that Jesus is
    God's Son IS "antichrist". God is not going to preserve anyone--no
    matter their ethnic makeup--who denies His Son, Jesus. Pardon for sin is only
    found in the Sacrifice made ONCE and FOR ALL: Jesus, the Lamb of God, God's
    Son, the Savior of the world.

    "For God so loved the world that He gave His Son (Jesus), that whoever
    believes in Him (Jesus) will not perish, but rather have everlasting
    life." --John 3:16 (The Holy Bible)

    Oh, and by the way, NO ONE can be both a 'Zionist' and a 'Christian'...the two ideologies are contradicting. Only one of them acknowledges Jesus as God's Son and the Savior of the world.
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      neofight · 6 months ago
      Well said! Now comes my challenge to love my neighbor as myself. Wow, the offense is sooo awful.
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    Moses · 6 months ago
    This is one reason the Lord will put the Jews through burning furnace during the 7-years reign of the Anti Christ. According to Zechariah 2/3 of the Israeli will die and the other 1/3 will finally acknowledge Yeshua is their Messiah.
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    DontWatchTV · 6 months ago
    I think the artist is trying to say that we worship false idols--as in, corporate idols. It's part of the "Sacred Goods" exhibit in Haifa.
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    C of USMC · 6 months ago
    yep, this is my rifle, there are many like it but this one is mine..........
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    Corporal of USMC · 6 months ago
    what would you expect from the filthy satanist inbreds, the truth?
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    Grim · 6 months ago
    It looks like the Synagogue of Satan has a different opinion about what constitutes *art*, than most anyone else who isn't evil. Despite it showing a clown, somehow I doubt the real Jesus is amused. However, I bet that any minute now, thousands of Jews are going to show up to protest this display and demand it be taken down.....yep.....it will happen soon.......any second now.........still waiting..............................well sh!t......
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    R ROMEYN · 6 months ago
    not to long ago these same pieces of scum had a picture of YAhSHUA portrayed in a bottle of urine and hardly a cry from the lukewarm church in Amerika ! will not be long till these dirt bags stand in front of the one they crucified ! Can u imagine how ticked off the muscums would be if they would put the pedifile mohamad on the wall ?
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    William Raywalt · 6 months ago
    Religious Jews wear their tzit-tzit tassels that contain a single blue thread that represents the Messiah. Biblical scholars almost universally agree that Yahweh of the old testament was the same person who later came to the Earth as Yeshua (Jesus). Making McJesus art is nothing but mocking Yahweh, and he clearly states that he is not mocked, in their own Torah. Pure and simple, this is blasphemy. Such a thing should not be allowed in the land of Israel - HIS land!!!
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    Hank · 6 months ago
    "The “McJesus,” which was sculpted by Finnish artist Janei Leinonen."

    Yep, the Scandinavians who have rejected the Holy Christ now allow their homelands to be swallowed up by jihadi's, and now they want to bring their filth to the Holy Land. Funny how Arab Christians are the only ones standing up to these filthy people.
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    Sue · 6 months ago
    Oh, yeah, sure, we conduct a vile, disgusting attack on your religion but "do not attack us back with violence." Haha, you can say whatever you want but that does not mean it will happen. You are vile, horrible people and you deserve what you get.