• ISRAEL \ Aug 07, 2001
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    Civil rights organizations are delighted at the activities of local leaders of foreign workers. But they seem to have been marked for arrest and deportation by the Interior Ministry and the police. In this context it also raids churches and arrests clergy

    By Joseph Algazy, Haaretz, August 7, 2001
    Targeting the Leaders
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 30, 2001
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    The spiritual leader of Israel's ultra-orthodox Shas party, which holds 17 out of the Israeli Parliament's 120 seats and belongs to the coalition government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, earlier this year called Arabs "snakes" and "vipers."

    The Times of India, July 29, 2001
    Rabbi Ovadia Yossef: 'The Messiah will speed Arabs to hell'
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 15, 2001
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    New immigrants and born-again Christians are coming to Ariel, but Israelis are mostly afraid to visit. Mayor Ron Nachman blames it all on the media

    By Daniel Ben Simon, Haaretz, July 13, 2001
    Donations in the name of God
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 12, 2001
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    The Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem accuses Israel of meddling in the election of the church's top clergyman in the Holy Land

    The Associated Press, July 12, 2001
    Greek Orthodox accuse Israel of meddling in vote
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 11, 2001
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    The Israeli government, backing ultra-orthodox Jewish groups, has now effectively suspended the Church of Scotland?s $20 million hotel complex project after the discovery of what is believed to be an ancient graveyard at the building site.

    Ben Lynfield,In Tiberias, The Scotsman, July 2001
    Tiberias looks longingly at Church of Scotland?s $20 million hotel
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 05, 2001
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    An American rabbi living in Israel is soliciting humanitarian aid from Christians -- to help the poor and deprived of Jerusalem. His fellowship has raised $100,000 for 75 families who suffered losses in a May wedding reception.

    Israeli Jews Seeking Donations from Christians
  • ISRAEL \ Jul 05, 2001
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    According to Rabbi Michael Melchior, the religious contacts have survived through the past ten months of violence with the blessing of political leaders whose own negotiations have effectively collapsed.

    The Times, UK, July 5, 2001
  • ISRAEL \ Jun 27, 2001
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    Israel has decided to develop the traditional site of Jesus' baptism along the Jordan River near the Palestinian town of Jerico and clear mines from what is now a closed military zone, the Tourism Ministry said Tuesday.

    The Associated Press, June 26, 2001
    Israel decides to clear mines near site of Jesus' baptism
  • ISRAEL \ Jun 26, 2001
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    Ultra-Orthodox organizations vow to put an end to building project belonging to the church of Scotland in the center of Tiberias

    By Shahar Ilan, Haaretz, June 25, 2001
    Church's hotel project raises grave dispute
  • ISRAEL \ Jun 22, 2001
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    After a thousand years in pieces, an ancient Roman obelisk stood proudly again on June 18 in the seaport of Caesarea.

    Religion Today, June 22, 2001