• ISRAEL \ Oct 06, 2009
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    The methods of harassment and persecution used by the ultra-Orthodox organization Yad L'Achim against innocent, law-abiding Israeli citizens goes beyond the limits of legitimate activity by a civilian body and borders on unlawful. The organization, which has deployed a dense net of activists across the country and the world, is proud of "rescuing" Jewish men, women and children from the "claws" of other faiths and belief systems using coercive and dubious tactics.

    Particularly serious is the fact - revealed by Yuval Azoulay in the October 2 edition of the Hebrew-language Haaretz Magazine - that behind the threats, the spreading of harmful rumors and harassment are not only the thugs of Yad L'Achim, but top Interior Ministry officials.

    Editorial, Haaretz, October 6, 2009
  • ISRAEL \ Sep 30, 2009
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    The unholy relationship between religious Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Christian Evangelical Zionists continues to bring amusing stories.

    "Receiving tens of millions of dollars annually from Christian preachers and enlisting their support against political initiatives is a great deed. But exposing our children, heaven forbid, to their doctrines? There is a limit"

    Read this interesting commentary by Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, Sep 29, 2009
    When settlers and Zionist Christians work together
  • ISRAEL \ Aug 03, 2009
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    For the second year in a row, a delegation from NBS participated in the 59th annual meeting for Nobel prize winners that was held in Lindau in Germany in late June 2009.

    Special For "Come and See", August 3, 2009
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 17, 2009
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    The word "nigger" features prominently in the videos taken by Eddie Beckford and his wife Lura, a Messianic Christian couple living in the desert town of Arad.

    The videos, going back to 2005, show anywhere from a handful to a mob of local Gur Hassidim harassing them and other Messianics in town. Eddie Beckford, 61, is a black American, hence the racial slur.

    By Larry Derfner, The Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2009

    'Watch out, missionaries!'
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 14, 2009
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    Every month evangelical pastors and ministers in Israel meet to have a breakfast meal together in a different church every time. These ministers come from Baptist, Pentecostal, Nazarene and Brethren churches. They eat, sing, and discuss important issues that are relevant to their ministries. They represent 5000 people in Israel. This month’s meeting was held on the 11th of July in a small Brethren church in Ibillin, a small town in Galilee. Twenty three representatives from different evangelical churches and parachurch organizations met. Pastors, Evangelists, Professors, Administrators and other ministers met to pray together.

    Special For "Come and See", July 11, 2009
    The Monthly Breakfast of Evangelical Ministers
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 04, 2009
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    On July 3, 2009 at 5 PM Bishop Elias Chachour, Bishop Botrus Mualem, Peter Wigglesworth – the director of the Bible Society in Europe and the Middle East - and several other priests, pastors, and leaders who come from Catholic, Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Evangelical backgrounds met to celebrate the inauguration of the Bible Society for Arabs in Israel.

    Special For Come and See, July 3, 2009
    The Inauguration of the Bible Society for Arabs
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 01, 2009
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    A Jew for Jesus who demanded kashrut supervision from the Chief Rabbinate won a Supreme Court decision on Monday likely to spark another confrontation between the nation's highest legal arbiter and the Orthodox rabbinical establishment.

    In its verdict, based on a precedent that found belly-dancing to be unrelated to kosher food, the court ruled that an Ashdod baker's belief that Jesus was the messiah did not make her baked goods unkosher.
    Court declares Jew for Jesus 'kosher'
  • ISRAEL \ Jun 30, 2009
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    A Norwegian family of actors has been denied entry to Israel, because the Interior Ministry believes they may try to settle here.

    The family members play the main roles in the musical "The Covenant," which tells the story of the People of Israel. They were planning to perform around Israel this summer.

    By Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz, June 30, 2009

    Family of actors from Norway denied entry
  • ISRAEL \ May 25, 2009
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    Three Messianic Jews on Wednesday petitioned the High Court of Justice to force the Interior Ministry and the Jewish Agency to allow them to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return, and halt what they call "the humiliating and discriminatory treatment" by the government.

    The petitioners, John Christopher from California and Nina and Kevin Ayres, a husband and wife from the U.K., identify themselves as Christians. They base their petition on the assertion that they have documents showing their grandparents were Jewish. In their petition, submitted by attorney Michael Decker, they claim this makes them eligible to immigrate to Israel (or make aliyah) according to the Law of Return - regardless of their current religious denomination. Barring them from realizing this right, they say, is illegal and discriminatory.

    Cnaan Liphshiz, Haaretz, May 23, 2009
  • ISRAEL \ May 02, 2009
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    How live the quadruple identity of being Arab, Palestinian, Christian, Israeli? 120,000 Arab Christians living in Israel must meet this challenge every day. Father Rafiq Khoury from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem traces some lines along which an answer might be possible.

    Fr. Rafik Khoury, Custodia Web Site, April 16, 2009