• July 21, 2012
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    Daoud Kuttab, an award winning Palestinian Christian journalist who resides in Jerusalem and Amman writes about the wedding of his daughter Tamara which describes very well the complexity of living between the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Jordan
    Three Countries, Two Weddings and One Couple
  • July 17, 2012
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    Dozens of Gaza Christians staged a rare public protest Monday, claiming two congregants were forcibly converted to Islam and were being held against their will.

    The small but noisy demonstration showed the increasingly desperate situation facing the tiny minority.

    AP, July 17, 2012
    Gaza Christians protest 'forcible conversions'
  • May 02, 2012
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    These are among the hardest words I have ever written. But they are vitally important. Not only is Israel harming Palestinians, but it is harming itself. This harsh reality endured by millions of Palestinians requires people and organizations of conscience to divest from companies like Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and HP — profiting from the occupation and subjugation of Palestinians.

    By Desmond Tutu, May 1, 2012
    Justice requires action to stop subjugation of Palestinians
  • March 15, 2012
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    Many pro-Israeli organizations and individuals connected between closing a Baptist church in Bethlehem and the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference, which just took place last week in Bethlehem.

    There was only one problem with this. It was factually wrong. The church was never closed


    By: Munther Isaac and by Porter Speakman Jr.
    The Fight for Recognition and Against Ideology
  • February 22, 2012
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    A Response to Representatives of the International Messianic Jewish Community to their joint statement on "Christ at the Checkpoint"
    Organizers of Christ at the Checkpoint conference in Bethlehem respond to Messianic Jewish Community letter
  • February 21, 2012
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    Leaders of the UMJC and MJAA joined forces again this month to issue a statement on a matter of deep concern for the Messianic Jewish community. The statement, on the "Christ at the Checkpoint" conference scheduled for March 5-9 in Bethlehem, included leaders of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance and the International Association of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues.
    Messianic groups in the USA write a joint statement on
  • February 16, 2012
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    We had a really bad day today. Nine Palestinian very young children were killed and 40 other children injured (some severely) in one horrific fiery traffic accident today and another child was killed in a separate traffic accident...
    Compassion
  • December 02, 2011
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    If Jesus were to be born in Bethlehem today, he would have difficulty crossing from Bethlehem to Jerusalem for the same security reasons. Moreover, Mary and Joseph may have to flee to Canada to avoid the current political turmoil in Egypt.
    O Come Ye, O Come Ye to Bethlehem
By Rev. Alex Awad
  • December 01, 2011
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    Munther Isaac- Director, Christ at the Checkpoint Conference, writes about the conference in March 2012 in Bethlehem and quotes Lynne Hybels, co-founder of the Willow Creek Church and one of the speakers at the Conference:
    "I am still pro-Israel, but I’ve also become pro-Palestine, pro-peace, and pro-justice and pro-equality for Jews and Arabs living as neighbors in the Holy Land. And the bottom line is always: pro-Jesus!”
    Palestinian Christians Call On Evangelicals For Action
  • September 24, 2011
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    Many Christians in America think of Jews and Christians as “us” and anything that sounds Muslim or Arab as “the other.” But the call of Jesus is to be more loving towards the “other” than towards the people we think of as “us.”
    My Take: Jesus would support Palestinian statehood bid- by Carl Medearis