• 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
  • January 01, 2002
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    There are 137,000 Christians among the country's population, compared to 120,000 in 1995, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced yesterday. The total population is nearly 6.5 million

    By Haim Shapiro, Jeruslaem Post, December 31, 2001

    Local Christian community still growing
  • December 26, 2001
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    The "coalition of churches filed a formal complaint with the police against construction on the scene this week, claiming the project "injured Christian sensibilities."

    By Jalal Bana, Haaretz, Dec 26, 2001

    Christians file police complaint on mosque
  • December 26, 2001
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    A Jewish religious school expressed regret on Tuesday for publicly burning a copy of the New Testament, saying it was just trying to protect its students from efforts to convert them to Christianity.

    By Reuters, Dec 25, 2001

  • December 22, 2001
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    In a massive and unusual display of Christian unity, Roman Catholics joined with evangelical Protestants yesterday in an effort to stop construction of a mosque near the Basilica of the Nativity in Nazareth.

    Jerusalem Post, By Haim Shapiro, Dec 21, 2001

    Catholics joined with Evangelicals to oppose Nazareth mosque
  • December 16, 2001
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    Very few tourists will visit Nazareth this Christmas. The "Nazareth Village" Project is trying to present to the few people that do come to visit, a taste of the Nativity Story - The reason for the season.

    Special for Come and See, Dec 17, 2001

    Nazareth Village Celebrates Christmas
  • December 05, 2001
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    Melchior said the intifada, and particularly Israeli incursions into Beit Jala and Bethlehem, has also worsened Israel's relations with the Christian world -

    Gideon Alon, Haaretz, Dec 5, 2001

  • November 30, 2001
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    The statement, signed by the heads of all the historic churches "shows the country cannot be trusted to respect any religion's holy places and the need for international guarantees"

    By Haim Shapiro, Jerusalem Post, November 29, 2001

    Church leaders attack Nazareth mosque decision
  • November 23, 2001
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    The Cardinal who is in Israel until Thursday to "promote dialogue between Jews and Christians," told officials that the mosque "might generate problems in the state of Israel."

    Catholic News, November 23, 2001