I believe anyone has the right to portray Jesus as looking like any race they choose. I've even seen feminists portray Him as a woman. That being said, I definitely would be offended if Jesus was portrayed as a transgender. I have to draw the line somewhere.
I don't think Jesus really cares about the artistic dalliances. As long as we are following his truth, I believe he is as happy as can be.
I think if you put the pictured man into the setting that was Jesus' life, he would have a much darker tan than he has in the picture. I don't think he was black but I do feel his skin was darker than ours simply because of the circumstances of which he lived while here on earth.Sorry, Jesus was a Palestinian?
Jesus is a Hebrew, a Jew. Palestinians are a contrivance of the post 1948 war against Israel that ousted Jordanian citizens, well self removed themselves actually, and they were and still are used as pawns against Israel to regain land, little by little. But there never was a people known as Palestinian before the self removed "refugees" were not reassimulated back into Jordan that is their real heritage.
Palestine is the name the Romans gave to this land after they were conquered, but again, it is an artificial construct of a people that never existed.
The Jews on the other hand, all that I know are essentially as white as any Caucasian Gentile I have met. Many of the docs I worked with were Jewish and they are not brown skinned at all. Of all the Jewish folks I have met, they were all VERY light skinned in color. View attachment 223898