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
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December 30, 20044181 reads"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
December 29, 20046335 readsAn 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, 20043885 readsAthletes 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
November 24, 20043102 readsThe 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, 20043358 readsShadia 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
November 24, 20043638 readsRoman 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
November 24, 20043565 readsFather 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
November 23, 20043249 readsThe allience between the Jewish fundamentalist movements and Christian Evangelical organizations is expanding into Europe. A European Coalition for Israel was estbalished, based on the American model. Its establishment was announced two weeks ago in Brussels.
An amazing relationship between Bible believing Christians from one side and Israel's most racist party from the other.
By Lili Galili, Haaretz, March 16, 2004