• OPINION \ Aug 22, 2016
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    Can a 9th grade student be a security threat to his own country? The answer is “yes” if you are an Arab citizen in Israel. I would like to share with you what happened to me during my summer vacation.
    My Summer Vacation: A Lesson in Discrimination and Hope - By Adi Mansour
  • OPINION \ Apr 25, 2016
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    Bader Mansour reflects on the topic of separation between Jewish and Arab mothers in maternity wards in Israeli hospitals and shares a story about a Jewish Rabbi who blessed him when he was born
    The Jewish Rabbi that Blessed me - Bader Mansour
  • OPINION \ Apr 18, 2016
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    Daniel Aqleh, a Palestinian MA student in Peace Studies, writes his dream as part of course about Peace in Christianity at Bethlehem Bible College
    I have a Dream - By Daniel Aqleh
  • OPINION \ Apr 10, 2016
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    Dr. Yohanna Katanacho is the Academic Dean of Nazareth Evangelical College. He shared recently at Christ at the Checkpoint conference in Bethlehem and casted a powerful vision of what the Middle East might look like if the Kingdom of God was reigning here. “I hope my dream is not your nightmare!”
    My dream - I hope my dream is not your nightmare - Yohanna Katanacho
  • OPINION \ Dec 19, 2015
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    Rev. Dr. Alex Awad lived and served in Palestine for decades, including over 25 years as missionary with the United Methodist Church. Alex served as the pastor of East
    Jerusalem Baptist Church, as well as Professor, Dean of Students and Director of the Shepherd Society at Bethlehem Bible College. Alex helped to organize three “Christ at the Checkpoint” conferences in Bethlehem, and is the author of two books: “Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People” and “Through the Eyes of the Victims.”
    Israeli Rights Trump Palestinian Rights - Alex Awad
  • OPINION \ Oct 14, 2015
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    To be honest with you all, it is tempting to give up and come to the edge of losing hope. It is easier to enter into the despair which says Que Sera Sera. Yet is that it? Is it our calling to give up?
    Mission Impossible!  By Jack Sara
  • OPINION \ Mar 30, 2015
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    Palestinian Pastor writes to American Messianic Author: I am grieved because you are not telling your friends and the folks who read your articles the truth about why President Obama and his administration and many Jews and Israelis are upset with Netanyahu's policies and the actions of his coalition
    Alex Awad responds to Joel Rosenbergs remarks that President Obama is preparing to divorce Israel
  • OPINION \ Mar 15, 2015
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    I was wrong in the belief of the idea of the eternal promise of the Land to Israel that made me portray God in an unjust way.

    It almost made me say “ for God so loved Israel, that He gave His only begotten son so that Israel would not perish but have the land for ever.”
    Zionism distorts the image of God - David Azar
  • OPINION \ Sep 02, 2014
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    Alex Awad writes to Obama: Mr. President, The announcement of the Israeli government on August 31 to confiscate 1,000 acres belonging to four Palestinian villages near Bethlehem is like pouring salt on the fresh wounds of Palestinians...
    A Palestinian Baptist Pastor Writes an Open Letter To President Obama
  • OPINION \ Sep 26, 2013
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    Media and popular culture overwhelmingly equated Arabs with Islam, leaving little chance for the average person in most Western countries to realise that in addition to Muslims, many Arabs belong to the Christian faith.

    But the challenge of educating the world on the existence of Christian Arabs and their contributions to society is huge, and the last few years added yet a more daunting challenge.

    Jordan Times 25th September 2013
    Challenges facing Christian Arabs,By Daoud Kuttab