• May 24, 2011
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    Karen Jones writes about Yohanna Katanacho for Bible Study Magazine published by Logos Bible Software. She writers about his spiritual pilgrimage as a Palestinian born on the eve of the 1967 war, learning how to love his enemies and hoping to find a framework for interreligious dialogue as well as presenting the Christian faith to Jews and Muslims in a non-threatening way.

    Karen Jones, Special For Come and See
    Holding Ground: Living the Gospel in the Conflict of Hatred
  • December 24, 2010
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    After serving as a pastor in few Baptist churches in Britain for the last 35 years, Rev. Philip Hill moved with his wife Angela to Nazareth, Israel. Recently he became the pastor of the Local Baptist Church in Nazareth.

    Rev. Hill writes about his experience celebrating Christmas in Israel.

    Special for Come and See, December 24, 2010
    Christmas in Israel
  • November 16, 2010
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    End times theology that equates the modern state of Israel with the Israel of biblical prophecy has caused some evangelical Christians to let eschatology trump ethics when it comes to the Middle East, a Palestinian-American Christian told a general session at the Global Faith Forum at NorthWood Church in Keller.

    Henry Mikhail, a Jerusalem-born Arab who now serves on a peace and justice work group of the Reformed Church of America’s General Synod Council, rejected the notion that support for the Palestinian people makes a person anti-Israel.

    By Ken Camp, Managing Editor, The Baptist Standard, November 15, 2010

  • March 18, 2010
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    Martin Clay writes his personal experience attending "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference of bringing together Palestinian and international Evangelical Christians concerning the theology of the land.

    "The conference, open to local residents as well as nationals and internationals, as well as focusing on the shadow cast over the West Bank and all Palestinians by the damaging ethnic implications of the beliefs of Christian Zionism, was a forum for worship in English and Arabic,  for investigating issues such as the principles of non-violence (non-violence we learned is not the same as peace but a technique for activism), and the position of Palestinian Christians within Israel, and for visits to the Checkpoint to give delegates an insight into what local people faced at 6 am in the morning".

    Martin Clay, Special For Come and See, March 17, 2010

    Christ at the Checkpoint, hosted by Bethlehem Bible College
  • February 05, 2010
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    Across the Middle East, where Christianity was born and its followers once made up a sizable portion of the population, Christians are now tiny minorities. Driven by different factors – the search for better opportunities abroad, their status as targets of Iraq's sectarian conflict, a low birth rate, and discrimination – the trend largely holds true across a region where Christians have maintained a presence for two millenniums.

    The Christian Science Monitor, Feb 5, 2010
    Why Christians are declining in Mideast?
  • January 15, 2010
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    For almost 150 years "Nazareth Trust" have been 'healing in the name of Jesus' in Nazareth. What started by Dr. Vertan as a humble clinic with 4 beds has grown to become Nazareth's General Hospital sitting high on 25 acres of Nazarene hillside they have owned since 1906

    Listen to this Audio from the BBC, from Nazareth, recorded before Christmas 2009

    BBC World Radio, December 10, 2009

    Nazareth Hospital - Healing in the name of Jesus since 1861
  • December 18, 2009
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    After the conclusion of the exams and their marking and with the second week of December NBS had geared up for Christmas. First the school was decorated. Then the spiritual emphasis week was on the way. Simultaneously the Christmas bazaar started.

    Special For "Come and See", Dec 18, 2009
    Nazareth Baptist School celebrates Christmas in a special way
  • September 30, 2009
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    Dan Wooding, 68, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS).

    In this story, he writes about the his peaceful return to the Bethlehem Bible College to meet with its founder, Dr. Bishara Awad.

    By Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries, Sep 28, 2009
    A Shining Star in the birthplace of Jesus
  • June 08, 2009
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    "It is undeniable that the Palestinian people- Muslim and Christians- have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation, Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza and neighboring lands of a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations- large and small that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: the situation of the Palestinian people is intolerable."

    The above words were spoken by the President of the United States Barack Obama in Cairo to millions of people around the world. Never before had a US president even admitted the existence of Palestinian Christians let alone speak of the suffering of Palestinian Christians.

    Daoud Kuttab, The Huffington Post, Jun 8, 2009

    First US President in Office to speak of the Suffering of Palestinian Christians
  • May 17, 2009
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    The visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Jordan and Palestine is a perfect opportunity to review and stress the role of Christian Arabs in the peace process and their strong support for peace with justice.

    To begin with, it is important for all to know that Arabs have been in Palestine and Jordan before the arrival of Islam and Christianity. References to the word "Arab" and its derivatives are mentioned hundreds of times in the Old and New Testaments. The biblical figure of Job is said to be Arab; Arabs were among the many attending the sermon on the Day of Pentecost by St. Peter, and were among the 3,000 who then became Christians. Acts II refers to Arabs having heard the sermon in their own tongue.

    Daoud Kuttab, The Jerusalem Post, May 12, 2009
    Arabs in Palestine and Jordan predate Christianity and Islam