• 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

  • November 20, 2001
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    Yad Le'Achim, an organization sponsored by the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, is going to court to halt construction of a congregational center for a growing church in southern Israel.

    By LaTonya Taylor, Christianity Today, Nov 15, 2001

  • November 18, 2001
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    Israel has said it has ordered the halt to the construction of a mosque at a site near the Christian Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, a project that has angered the Vatican.

    CNN, November 15, 2001