• February 19, 2005
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    Another Israeli columnist writes from Washington about MK Benny Elon (National Union) and his relationship with evangelicals in the USA:
    "He invests more time and effort than perhaps any other Israeli in nurturing the relationship with Evangelical Christians in the U.S. As minister of tourism during the intifada, Elon promoted visits by Evangelical churches to Israel, and he continues to attend their conferences and speak out against diplomatic compromise on the Land of Israel.

    By Nathan Guttman, Haaretz, Feb 17, 2005

  • February 12, 2005
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    They unholy relationship between some evangelical leaders and Israel?s right-wing parties is becoming dangerous to the church. A new book by Israeli racist Knesset Member Benny Elon is the latest edition in Christian bookstores in America: "God's Covenant with Israel: Establishing Biblical Boundaries in Today's World".

    This un-Christian political book is published just in time for the struggles over Israel's unilateral disengagement plan from Gaza, which Elon is against. Elon writes to evangelicals from one side about the religious and historic ties between the state of Israel and the Jewish people and from the other side, the book speaks about ?anti-Christian theology in Islam and contains a list of Palestinian Authority brutality toward Christians?.

    Elon, a rabbi that does not believe in Jesus, asks Christians to "please keep the (Jewish) inhabitants of Gaza and northern Samaria in your hearts and prayers".

    Read this unbelievable report by Gil Hoffman, The Jerusalem Post, Feb 11, 2005

    Benny Elon reaches out to evangelicals
  • 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