• September 02, 2002
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    Palestinian peace activist Hana Siniora, a 65-year-old East Jerusalemite Christian, long-involved in pro-peace activities, has accepted Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's appointment as the PLO's ambassador to Washington. The choice of the moderate Siniora is seen as a bid to improve PA ties with the U.S.

    By Akiva Eldar, Ha'aretz, Sep 2, 2002

    Arafat names peace activist Hana Siniora as U.S. envoy
  • August 06, 2002
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    Finally, and after 10 months, the wife of pastor Hanna Masaad from Gaza Baptist Church has been allowed by the Israeli authorities to return home to re-unite with her husband.

    Special for Come and See, August 6, 2002

  • July 30, 2002
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    Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday urged Palestinians to focus on nonviolent resistance. Jackson was speaking in a sermon at St. Stephen's Dominican Church in Jerusalem's Old City.
    Jackson is heading a U.S. religious delegation on a five-day tour of the troubled region and is holding talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

    AP, Juky 29, 2002
    Jessie Jackson preaches nonviolence to Palestinian Christians
  • July 25, 2002
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    While the Israeli tanks were resting for few hours, Bethlehem Bible College was celebrating its 15th graduation. At last, after postponing the graduation several times because of the imposed curfew by the Israeli Military, the students were able to invest the few hours they had in order to celebrate their graduation at Thursday July 11.

    Special For Come and See, July 24, 2002

    Bible College celebrates graduation under Closure in Bethlehem
  • July 22, 2002
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    Alan Jones and Pastor Sam Gore from Collins Grove Baptist Church in Holly Springs, N.C. served as volunteers in Project Future and Hope, an effort to bring food and encouragement to Palestinian families hurt by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Jesus wept in Bethany. Sam Gore did, too.

    Erich Bridges, Baptist Press, July 19, 2002

    Weeping with those who weep, where Jesus wept
  • July 16, 2002
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    No Resolution yet to the problem of Pastor Hanna Masaad from Gaza. His wife Suhad cannot return back home for 9 months, since Israel will not issue her a visa to return to her home in Gaza.
    "Hanna Massad is Satan?s most strategic target in the Gaza Strip. And the devil may soon enjoy a major victory unless Western Christians act immediately".

    By Ron Brackin, Special Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
    Satan's Strategy in Gaza
  • July 12, 2002
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    Christian Bible Teacher R.T Kendall meets with Arafat in Ramallah and prayed for him and two of his Cabinet ministers at the end of their time together.
    Kendall tells Arafat: "I want to be Jesus to you."
    Kendall's meeting with Arafat was born out of 20 years of prayer for Arafat, during which period he estimated he had prayed for him almost 6,000 times.


    By Andy Butcher, Chrisma News, July 10, 2002
    R.T Kendall meets with Arafat and prays for him
  • July 10, 2002
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    Aid to the Palestinian Authority is funneled through and distributed by various Muslim charities. For families to qualify for assistance, they must be Muslim or be willing to convert

    Pastor Nihad Salman, is the director of the Shepherds Society, a new initiative to help Palestinian Christians: ?People are going hungry here. I never thought it would come to this in Bethlehem. I was shocked to find families were in these bad conditions.?

    Assist Ministries, By Rebekah Montgomery, July 9, 2002
    Shepherds Society Aids Palestinian Christians
  • July 03, 2002
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    The Israeli Government says Jonathan Miles was in country illegally, but Light to the Nations founder denies accusation.
    "We are followers of Jesus, and we wanted to follow his example of love thy neighbor, particularly those who were dying and suffering"

    By Ross Dunn in Jerusalem, Christianity Today, July 2, 2002

    Israel Deports American Missionary Who Helped Sick Palestinian Children
  • June 22, 2002
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    Father Dr Attallah Hanna, the official spokesman of the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, said last night he supported martyrdom by Palestinian men and women to fight for their just rights.
    Father Hanna was speaking to a crowd in the United Arab Emirates

    Gulf News, June 20, 2002

    Greek Orthodox Spokesman: