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Are the Arab Christians in Judea and Samaria opening themselves to the heresy of Marcion? Marcionism believes that many of the teachings of Christ are incompatible with the actions of the God of the Old Testament.
According to Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, former Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in East Jerusalem
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These statements from an Anglican reverent indicate a sense of national or ethnic belonging that supersedes Christian fellowship. Although they might sound at home in a nationalist Church, they do not fit comfortably in a faith that is deeply rooted into Judeo-Christian beliefs.
I'm really wondering, is Palestinian sovereignty really more important to these Christians to which they are willing to change God’s word in order for it to go well with their political agenda?
You're turning things around completely. It's the pro-Israel Christians who are arguing that God's love for one particular nation supersedes universal values of peace and justice and also corrects the historic, orthodox Christian understanding of the Church. What pro-Israel folks call "Replacement theology" is, in one way or another, the historic stance of the Church. It's dispensationalism that is a radical, unorthodox distortion of Biblical teaching.
Now there are certainly problems with replacement theology. God has never abandoned his care for Israel--that is clear. But the orthodox, historic Christian view is that God's people now includes both Jews and Gentiles, and that God's promises to Abraham are fulfilled through Jesus. The modern nation-state of Israel is not the same as the historic people of Israel and is certainly not the chosen people of God. Christians are not called upon to "bless Israel" if that means support the nationalist policies of this particular state.
There's nothing Marcionite here and nothing that distorts or rejects any part of traditional Christian doctrine. Your citation is highly misleading, because the first two sentences in your quote are not from Ateek but from the pro-Israel website you cite. Of course Ateek never said that he was trying to find a radical new theology--the old, historic, orthodox Christian theology would be quite enough (and indeed a bit too much, insofar as that theology was often anti-Jewish!). The last two sentences then stand without any context, except the biased, misleading context given them by the pro-Israel website. I am pretty sure that Ateek was making a rhetorical point--that this was how Palestinians felt when they heard their fellow-Christians misusing the OT to dehumanize them. But without the full context for his words, we don't know.