• April 25, 2003
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    During the Holidays of Passover, more than 3,500 Believers from different congregations in Israel gathered in Kibbutz Ginnosar near the Sea of Galilee for a 4 day event.

    Participants were Israeli Jews, Russian Jews, Ethiopian Jews, Arab believers, Lebanese believers and western Christians. Taking into consideration the tiny size of the Evangalical Community in Israel, this was a huge gathering, with almost all expenses paid by "The Watchman International".

    Special for Come and See, April 24, 2003

    3,500 Believers gather near the sea of Galilee
  • April 16, 2003
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    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams spent Palm Sunday with the Christians in Jerusalem, issuing a pastoral letter to Christians in the Middle East and preaching at the Anglican Cathedral of St. George the Martyr in Jerusalem.

    by James Solheim, April 12, 2003, Episcopal News Service

  • April 08, 2003
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    It is a strange thing for a non-Jewish, American Christian girl to grow up in Israel, and even stranger for her to melt so well into the fabric of Israeli society.

    An Israeli church elder writes about Abigail Lytle, the 14 year old girl that was killed in the Haifa blast a month ago.

    by Baruch Maoz, Banner of Truth, April 8, 2003

    A faithful witness in Israel
  • April 07, 2003
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    Evangalical Christians are generating the spiritual energy fueling George Bush's war on global terrorism. According to a poll, 63 percent of American Jewry supports active involvement by the U.S. administration in the peace process.

    Akiva Eldar, one of Israel's leading columnists, explains why "With Christian friends like these, the right-wing government in Israel does not need Jewish friends to rebuff political initiatives like the road map"

    Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, April 7, 2003

    An unholy alliance with the Christian right
  • March 28, 2003
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    Haddad will be new Apostolic Administrator Named for Akka, Haifa, Nazareth and Galilee. Within a year, he will replace Bishop Botrus Muallem.

    According to "Come and See" sources, Archmandrite Emile Shoufany, head of the St. Joseph School in Nazareth has travelled to Rome to file a reservation, as he saw himself a candidate for this post. in 1998, Shoufani was a appointed for the post. PLO opposed his selection while Israel supported him. Sensing trouble, the Vatican refused to confirm Shoufani's appointment.

    Speical for Come and See, March 30, 2003

  • March 11, 2003
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    The court postponed the destruction order issued by Nazareth Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

    The square in Nazareth has become the source of tension between Christian and Muslim leaders and groups because of differing interpretations of its historic and spiritual importance

    By Uri Ash, Haaretz, March 13

    Court delays destruction of controversial mosque
  • March 10, 2003
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    Philip, Abigail's father held a Bible and told the mourners in a choked voice of how he choose Abigail's name for its meaning in Hebrew, "father's joy."

    The tragic death of Abigail in a terror attack was one of the first opportinuties the Israeli media is exposed to the tiny community of evangalicals living in the country

    Special Reporter, Come and See, March 9, 2003

  • March 06, 2003
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    The court orders to demolish the first floor that was built in Shehab El-Din Mosque in Nazareth. The mosque was built on a disputed land near the Church of Announciation, where according to the tradition, is the site where the angel announced to the virgin Mary that she will have a son that will be the Messiah

    Special For Come and See, March 6, 2003

    Court Orders Demolishing of Shehab El-Din Mosque
  • March 06, 2003
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    At least 15 people were killed and more than 40 wounded, some critically, in a suicide bombing yesterday afternoon at a main Egged bus line stop in central Haifa. Abigail Litle, the 14 year old daughter of Baptist Pastor was killed in blast.

    Funeral will take place on Sunday, March 09 at 12:00, at the Messianic cemetery at the southern entrance to Haifa.

    Special for Come and See, March 6, 2003
    Daughter of Christian Pastor killed in Haifa Blast
  • February 16, 2003
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    Rama Village in Upper Galilee has been the scene to many fights on a religious basis between Druze and Christians. Fights between youngsters involved in drugs and crime become the excuse for druze hooligans to attack Christians, just for the fact that they are Christians. This week, a Missile was hit at the local Catholic Church. Many Christians are asking why the Police cannot defend them in their own homes.

    News Item from Ittim, Sunday, Feb 16, 2003

    Druze Hooligans shoot a missile on Catholic Church