• January 28, 2002
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    According to Rami Levi, Israel's tourism commissioner for North America: "Evangelicals are very supportive of Israel. They see all of Israel -- not just our tourism, but our economy, our national interest -- as a love. It's their spiritual belief that that is the way it has to be. We can always rely on them."

    By Mark O'Keefe, Religion News Service, January 26, 2002

    Israel's Evangelical Approach
  • January 23, 2002
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    According to Fr. Pierrebatista Pizzabala of the Franciscan Order: "There are no direct threats, but Christian leaders, who are more concerned about their communities than about their own safety, are frightened"

    By Haim Shapiro, Jerusalem Post, Jan 21, 2002

    Christian leaders 'afraid' to speak out about mosque
  • January 23, 2002
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    Israel's domestic security service has recommended that Jews be allowed to resume visiting the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem's Old City

    By Lee Hockstader, Washington Post Foreign Service, Monday, January 21, 2002

    Israeli Proposal Draws Alarm
  • January 19, 2002
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    The protestors chanted anti-government slogans and condemned Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, calling him "the enemy of God." for his decision to stop work at the Shihab al-Din mosque, which has been under construction for several weeks at a site very near the Christian Basilica of the Annunciation.

    By Jalal Banna and Ori Nir, Ha'aretz Correspondents, Jan 19, 2002

    Thousands attend Islamic Movement protest in Nazareth
  • January 17, 2002
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    The committee was set up last week and given two weeks to advise the government on its next steps. But after hearing from representatives of the Waqf Islamic religious trust and the Christian churches, Thursday, Sharansky said that the panel would have to hold further discussions before reaching any conclusions.

    By Ori Nir, Ha'aretz, Jan 17, 2002
    Panel on Nazareth mosque construction to visit disputed site
  • January 14, 2002
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    Muslim leaders in the city reacted angrily to Sharon's statements, saying: "This is an attempt by Sharon to curry favor with and move closer to the Christian World
    U.S. President George W. Bush, however, has expressed satisfaction with last week's to suspend construction of the mosque

    Haaretz, By Jalal Bana and Aluf Benn, Jan 14, 2002
  • January 11, 2002
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    The Pope was accused yesterday of tampering with the sensitive relationship between Israel and its Muslim minority by convincing the government to halt construction of a mosque in Nazareth.

    news.independent.co.uk, By Phil Reeves, 11 January 2002
    Islamic leaders accuse Vatican of meddling over Nazareth
  • January 11, 2002
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    It is easy to understand how such a small number of Christians are trapped between the hostilities of the Palestinians and the Jews,? a spokesman for the Holy See Mission to the United Nations in New York told WND. ?Christians are being crowded out? by growing Jewish and Muslim settlements, an economic crisis and violence

    By Mary Jo Anderson, WorldNetDaily.com

    Christians relieved by halt
  • January 09, 2002
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    The security cabinet decided Wednesday (Jan 8) to halt the construction of the mosque next to the Basilica of the Annunciation. Interior Minister Eli Yishai and Housing Minister Natan Sharansky were asked to find an alternate site for the mosque in Nazareth within two weeks.

    By Aluf Benn and Jalal Banna, Ha'aretz Correspondents, Ha'aretz Service and agencies, Jan 8, 2002

    Israel halts mosque construction near major Christian shrine
  • January 07, 2002
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    United Christian Council in Israel together with the Catholic Church and the "International Coalition for Nazareth" are using all their connections to put massive pressure on the Israeli government to stop the building of the mosque in Nazareth.

    Special for Come and See, Jan 7, 2002