• 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
  • April 07, 2009
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    Mrs. Ruba Kardosh ,Nazareth Baptist School Science and Mathematics teacher among the 33 teachers who reached the finals of the nationwide contest of the Israel widespread Israeli newspaper “Yediot Ahronot”. The newspaper published the names and pictures of the finalistsof the contest including Mrs. Kardoshon Friday the 27th of March with the following description:

    Mrs. Ruba Kardosh teaches Mathematics and science in the Baptist School in Nazareth. She coordinates the "excellence 2000" program in school and the "Green" program that's main purpose is to prevent violence among youth. She brought into the building of the sophisticated "space lab" in school and operates it once a week voluntary for the rest of other schools in town.

    Special For Come and See, April 7, 2009
    Teacher from Nazareth in the finals in the prestigious “Teacher of the country”
  • February 16, 2009
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    Three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting left Gaza's beleaguered Christian community beginning 2009 in their worst situation since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

    "We as Palestinian Christians are very saddened to see those on both sides killed from bombing and rockets lobbed back and forth, but Israel has exaggerated their response," said Hanna Massad, exiled pastor of Gaza Baptist Church, the only evangelical congregation in the 25-mile coastal strip. "We weep for the Israelis who have died, but the suffering is much more on the Gazans."

    Jeremy Weber, Feb 10, 2009, Christianity Today Web edition
  • February 12, 2009
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    In January, Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion at Bethel College in North Newton, and Doug Miller, professor of biblical and religious studies at Tabor College, Hillsboro, had “the unique experience,” as Shelly put it, of traveling with students to a country at war.

    By Melanie Zuercher, Bethel College News Archives., Feb 11, 2009