An interesting opinion about Israel's disengagment plan from Gaza - From a thelogogical point of view. Avraham Burg was speaker of Israel's Knesset in 1999-2003 and is a former chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. He writes about the "right to the land" and whether this is conditional.
"The right to the Land of Israel is an option for the Jewish people, not an eternal, unbreakable promise. We don't get credit for the righteousness of our forefathers forever. If the beautiful houses we once had in part of the land are gone, it must be for the sin of pride"
Avraham Burg, YentNews, August 27, 2005
August 27, 20053279 reads
June 08, 20053282 readsThe heated debate over the prospects for change in the Middle East has yet to provide us with a method to measure the progress towards democratic reform in the Middle East.
Leon Hadar proposes thinking outside the box - a novel multicultural approach ? one that includes monitoring the status of the large Christian minorities.
Antiwar web site, June 5, 2005
April 10, 20054113 readsLots of voices have been heard lately for the need to replace the corrupt Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Jerusalem - after the latest scandal of the sale of land to Jewish extremists in the old city of Jerusalem.
Can something be done? A Palestinian Christian living in Australia writes some practical ways the Greek Orthodox Church can be liberated from Greek domination: "Engage the Antiochian Patriarchate, the Greeks, the Islamic Groups and the Catholic Church"
Fuad Abaid, Special For "Come and See", April 10, 2005
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Yohanna Katanacho is a Scholar from Palestine studying for his PHD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He writes a summery about the Christian Palestinian Arabs in the prestigious "Gap", published by John Stott Ministries.
"Instead of mourning dwindling numbers we should focus on presenting Christ to Muslims and to Jews, formulating an Arabic gospel that highlights the love of God, especially to enemies".
Special for Come and See, October 5, 2004
November 24, 20044215 readsOne of the most disappointing aspects of the MidEast conflict has been the influence of Christian Zionists on US foreign policy. Israel can do no wrong and that includes building a barrier or wall, which the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled. To its credit, the Israeli Supreme Court has ordered that the wall must be re-routed to reduce hardships on thousands of Palestinians.
by Sherri Muzher, Thursday 08 July 2004, Media Monitors Network
November 24, 20043455 readsEvangelist and sociologist Tony Campolo, speaking to United Methodist leaders in Birmingham on Monday, warned that too many Christians have become "evangelical Zionists" who favor ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the Middle East. He says this one-sided view is prevalent among Southern Baptists.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004, GREG GARRISON, The Birmingham News, Alabama
November 23, 20043493 readsDr John Aves, honorary canon of Norwich Cathedral writes a review about Naim Ateek's booklit about Suicide Bombers - "What is Theologically and Morally Wrong with Suicide Bombings? A Palestinian Christian Perspective"
Naim Ateek is co-founder and director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Jerusalem and was the first to articulate a Palestinian theology of liberation.
John Aves, World Faith Views, Feb 26, 2004
November 04, 200311439 readsA Palestinian Evangelical Scholar tries to explain why the Fundamental Evangelicals in the United States support the state of Israel and Why would a Christian Leader say, ?to stand against Israel is to stand against God??
Yohanna Katanacho writes about Jerry Falwell, one of the most prominent figures in Christian Fundamentalism in the USA
Special For Come and See, November 4, 2003
October 17, 20033588 readsThe Jerusalem Alliance Church is one of the strongest churches working among the Palestinians. Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, it brings hope in the midst of hopelessness.
The Pastor of this church writes about their ministry.
Jack Sara, Jerusalem, Special For Come and See, Oct 18, 2003