Grace and Truth Congregation has been trying to get a permit to build a church in the Industrial Zone of Rishon Litzion, just south of Tel-Aviv. Ant-Christian Organization Yad LeAchim appealed to Israel's Supreme Court to stop the building.
Special For Come and See, Jan 30, 2003
January 30, 20031221 reads
December 28, 20021305 reads
December 24, 20021286 readsAccording to archaeologists and Bible Scholars, the ancient bathhouse unearthed beneath a Nazareth souvenir shop owned by Elias Shama dates back to Crusader times and is not, as the shop owner believes, a Roman bath which may have been used by Jesus
By Steve Weizman, Associated Press, Dec 18, 2002
December 23, 20021225 readsHaaretz, Israel's Elite Paper, writes about Christmas in Bethlehem in its editorial: "Since 1967, the proper conduct of Christmas services in Bethlehem has been proof that Israel jealously protects the rights of religious minorities, and Israel was praised for its ability to make a distinction between the holy places and its security needs.
Apparently, that concept is fading, along with Israel's good name in the world.
Haaretz Editorial, Dec 23, 2002
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November 14, 20021365 readsMiles has been performing over the past decade relief work that has matched needy Palestinian Arabs with Israeli Jewish doctors and hospitals willing to offer humanitarian medical treatment.
But, Israel's Interior Ministry was not as sympathetic to Miles' initiatives and his family quickly relocated to nearby Amman while he has been permitted to return to Israel for brief three-to-five-day stints in order to oversee the ongoing work of the humanitarian aid group he founded and still heads.
By Elaine Ruth Fletcher, Religion News Service, Nov 14, 2002
October 26, 20021909 readsA group of senior Christian clergymen Wednesday refused to undergo humilating security checks at Ben-Gurion Airport and returned to Jerusalem, where they held a press conference to condemn Israel for mistreating them.
The group included Butros Mualem of the Greek Catholic Church in the Galilee, Munib Yunan, the Lutheran Bishop of Jerusalem, Riyah Abu al Assal, Bishop of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem, and Elias Shakour, president of Mar Elias College in Galilee and author of bestseller "Blood Brothers"
By Jerusalem Post, Oct 24, 2002
October 25, 20021567 readsEarlier this week, a Christian stabbed a Druze to death, both involved in drugs. After the funeral, a group of men attacked homes and cars of Christian residents and ten people were injured.
Many Christians in Galilee feel that they live in danger with no protection.
Special For Come and See, Oct 25, 2002
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