• January 12, 2005
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    It was one of those rare hours of joy for some two thousand Christians, mainly from Catholic churches coming from different towns and villages in Galilee to come together to attend the first ceremony in the new "Domus Galilaeae" International Center on the top of the mount of Beatitude near the Sea of Galilee in the north of Israel.

    Korazim, Special For Come and See, Jan 12, 2004
  • January 11, 2005
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    Part of the remains of the Siloam Pool - which played a significant role in one of Jesus' miracles as recorded in the Bible's Gospel of John - have been uncovered by archaeologists in Jerusalem.

    Just prior to Christmas 2004, spokesmen for Israel's Antiquities Authority announced they were slowly digging out the pool "where water still runs," says a published report by Associated Press.

    by Bible Network News

  • January 04, 2005
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    Israeli Veteran Reporter Jerrold Kessel quit CNN last year and is now writing features on different subjects. He has been following the soccer team of Skahnin that comes from a poor Arab town in Galilee. This team won the Israeli Soccer Cup and represented Israel in Europe. Kessel is writing a "Sakhnin Diary". In his last report, he writes about the Christian population of Sakhnin: 1,200 out of 25,000.

    Jerrold Kessel, Haaretz, Jan 3, 2004

    Season of good cheer in a minority within a minority
  • December 30, 2004
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    "Nazareth Village" has been recreated in Israel as an authentic 'first century' village-a place of 'living history'. It looks similar to the way Bethlehem and Nazareth looked during Biblical times, and Interpreters re-enact what Mary and Joseph did.

    Nazareth Village brings a bit different kind of Christmas story; it will give you a new perspective on the birth of Jesus.

    By Chris Mitchell, CBN, Dec 24, 2004

    Nazareth Village, Re-Creating Jesus' Birth
  • December 29, 2004
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    An amazing article published in Haaretz by Shahar Ilan that describes the way Jewish Hasidim "celebrate" Christmas: Christmas Eve is one of the few occasions when Hasidim refrain from Torah study, do not conduct weddings or go to the mikveh. But they do play chess and work on their bills.

    On Christmas Eve, known in Jewish circles as Nitel Night, the klipot (shells) are in total control. The klipot are parasitical evil forces that attach themselves to the forces of good. According to kabbala (Jewish mysticism), on the night on which "that man" - a Jewish euphemism for Jesus - was born, not even a trace of holiness is present and the klipot exploit every act of holiness for their own purposes.

    Shahar Ilan, Haaretz, Dec 24, 2004

  • November 24, 2004
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    Athletes in Action, a ministry for reaching out people with the good news of Jesus through Sport Evangelism visited Galilee this month. During one week they were able to meet some 2000 young people in different schools and sport clubs and even get a TV interview on the national cable Arabic Station.

    Special For Come and See, Nov 12, 2004

    Athletes in Action Visit Galilee
  • November 24, 2004
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    The discovery, if confirmed, would be among the most significant breakthroughs for biblical scholars in memory.

    By Karin Laub, ASSOCIATED PRESS, August 17, 2004
  • November 24, 2004
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    Shadia Qubti, Project Coordinator for Musalaha's Summer Camp writes about her experience: "Over thirty Palestinian and Israeli campers joined us for this camp. We asked our campers about what things they have in common, and they all wrote in Arabic and Hebrew: ?Faith in Jesus Christ.? Jesus can break down any barriers and this camp was a living example of that.

    Special for Come and See, July 15, 2004

    Palestinian and Israeli kids join together in a Christian camp
  • November 24, 2004
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    Roman soldiers bearing torches and spears emerged from an olive grove, shoving and kicking a stumbling Jesus in a Passion play in Nazareth.

    The outdoor performances by local Arab Christians and volunteers from the United States and Europe take place in Nazareth Village - a life-size replica of a first century farming village

    By JASON KEYSER, Associated Press Writer, April 7, 2004

    Nazareth Reenactment Avoids Controversy
  • November 24, 2004
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    Father Emil Salayta is the co-founder of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, a charitable organization that donates scholarships and starts schools for students in Palestine. He spoke at Georgetown University about how Arab Christians could "play a unique role in the peacemaking process because of their biblical connections to the Jews and cultural ties to the Arab Muslims"

    By Cynthia Osueke, Feb 27, The Hoya, GeorgeTown University Newspaper