• August 15, 2007
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    A week after being caught on camera cursing IDF Hebron brigade commander Colonel Yehuda Fox during the forcible eviction of settlers from the city's marketplace last week, Professor Hillel Weiss claims his true meaning was misunderstood and "twisted by the media."

    "My words which were interpreted as curses were merely a quotation from Psalms 109," wrote Professor Hillel Weiss of the Bar Ilan University to Professor Yacov Ne'eman, who heads the university committee appointed to determine whether Weiss' actions merit a disciplinary hearing, even before the police investigation into the matter is concluded.

    Ynet, Aug 15, 2007

  • August 02, 2007
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    This summer Christ has risen higher than ever before on the agendas of four Arab villages in the Galilee, after the council heads of Fassuta, Mi'ilya, Jesh and Ilabun recently decided to launch a new initiative aimed at attracting Christian pilgrims.

    Despite their relative proximity to Nazareth, where Jesus spent most of his life, the four villages are not directly adjacent to the city, nor are they situated nearby any religious site.

    Yoav Stern, Haaretz, July 30, 2007

  • July 25, 2007
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    A service recently launched by Modefine Ltd., a Cyprus company, enables worshippers to log on and watch as a priest utters a prayer for them.

    In the picture, Greek orthodox priest Andreas Elime prays near a laptop computer in the Basilica of the Annunciation in the town of Nazareth. Christian pilgrims have long traveled to the boyhood town of Jesus to seek blessings. Now the Internet can save them the trip.

    Ben Hubbard, the AP, July 6, 2007

    Internet Service to get a prayer from Nazareth
  • July 21, 2007
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    Israeli cable television HOT is planning to drop a major Christian TV network which runs missionary advertisements directed at Jews. The move has prompted threats of legal action by the station's representatives.

    The decision by the Hot Cable TV to halt the broadcasts of the Daystar TV network is pending the authorization of the Israeli Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting.

    ETGAR LEFKOVITS, The Jerusalem Post, July 19, 2007

    Cable television wants to pull Christian station
  • July 17, 2007
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    "The Nazareth Cross", the world's largest cross, is an initial private building plan under consideration, officials said Sunday.

    The proposal, which is still in its planning stages, is being floated by a group of affluent Christian businessmen from Israel and abroad. The fascia of the Cross of Nazareth will be made of mosaic tiles in ston. 7.2 million tiles will cover this majestic structure, each one engraved with a name. The purchaser will be able to choose both the material and location of the tile on the Cross.

    The Jerusalem Post, July 17, 2007

    Plans to build the world's largest cross in Nazareth
  • July 05, 2007
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    The Nazareth Center for Christian Studies (NCCS) will be opening its doors in September 2007 welcoming students for its BD and pre-Masters degrees.

    The Center, an initiative of the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel, is inter-denominational, welcoming students from all Christian denominations and groups. The NCCS Board includes both national and international members and the Director is Rev. Dr. Bryson Arthur.

    Special For "Come and See", July 5, 2007

    The Nazareth Center for Christian Studies Opens in September 2007
  • June 15, 2007
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    The leader of the Melkite Greek Catholics of Galilee has proposed the establishment of a new "branch" of the Neocatechumenal Way to work specifically in the Eastern-rite Church.

    In a recent letter sent to Father Rino Rossi, director of Domus Galilaeae -- a project of the Neocatechumenal Way -- Archbishop Elias Chacour recognized that this ecclesial reality is bearing "excellent fruits" in its evangelizing work within the Melkite Church.

    Zenit, The World Seen from Rome, June 5, 2007

    Melkite Leader Invites Neocatechumenal Way
  • April 02, 2007
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    Thousands of women watch the premier showings of Magdalena Film in Galilee. The film, produced by Life Agape (Campus Crusade for Christ) and targets women. It talks about the life of Jesus concentrating on several encounters of Jesus with women.

    Mrs. Alia Grayeb, a teacher on pension and who was among the 1000 women watching the film in Nazareth told "Come and See” that the movie was very touching and it touched her - like it did to many other women who sat beside her who were crying during the Film. "I am very proud of Jesus Christ who dealt with women in respect, released them from fear and gave them the privilege to be the first one to see Him after the resurrection"

    Special For "Come and See", April 2, 2007

    Mary Magdalena film attracts masses in Galilee
  • April 02, 2007
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    Some 200 Christian leaders representing hundreds of thousands of Bible-believers from different nations filed into Israel's parliamentary building (the Knesset) Wednesday to ask for forgiveness for centuries of Christian anti-Semitism.

    The visitors were hosted by the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (KCAC) -- a three-year-old parliamentary caucus established to facilitate close official cooperation between Christian supporters of Israel and the Jewish state.

    By Stan Goodenough, Israel Insider, March 29, 2007

  • February 08, 2007
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    Mysterious photographs from the 1970s are to be brought as evidence to prove that the so-called ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus, is authentic. They are to be presented by attorneys for Oded Golan, the antiquities dealer charged with forging the item, which when it was made public, was dubbed "the most important archaeological discovery from the beginnings of Christianity."

    The photographs, copies of which have reached Haaretz, have already been examined by an American expert and are to be submitted as evidence in court. But they do not remove doubts about the item, which touched off a storm in the archaeological world.

    Amiram Barakat, Haaretz, Feb 8, 2007

    Collector accused of forging 'James ossuary' says old photos prove authenticity