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Christian leaders protest Israeli taxes on church property, ouster of Anglican bishop

Friday, April 15th, 2011

“Christian leaders in Israel have joined in a protest against the Israeli government’s refusal to grant a residency permit to an Anglican bishop, and new taxes imposed on church institutions,” Catholic Culture reports.

Dwindling of persecuted Christians in Holy Land most unreported story

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Bethlehem, at one time a majority Christian town, is now less than a third Christian. Nazareth and Jerusalem have also seen their Christian communities shrink substantially. The plight of Palestinian Christians throughout the West Bank, Gaza and areas within Israel are among the most underreported stories of Christian persecution in the Middle East.

US report shows Israel’s religious freedoms violations

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Jerusalem Post notes the violations of religious freedom committed in Israel according to the U.S. State Department’s annual religious freedom report.

Church Building in Israel Set Ablaze

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Unidentified arsonist guts bottom floors of Jerusalem ministry center.

What Is Driving Christians Out of the Middle East?

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Christian communities in Middle East

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

“What reason is there for our presence?” synod’s fateful question for Mideast Christians

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Alleged Bomber of Christian Boy in Israel to Stand Trial

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Messianic Jewish Church Won’t Appeal Israeli Court Ruling

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

"A congregation of Messianic Jews in Israel who recently lost a lawsuit against an ultra-orthodox Jewish group that allegedly incited a riot against them has decided not to appeal their case," reports Compass Direct News.

Persecuting Christians in Gaza

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

The U.S. has pledged to help rebuilding efforts in Gaza, yet Christians and others continue to be heavily persecuted under the authority of terrorist organization Hamas.

Israel arrests Arabs wanted for Qaeda-inspired attacks

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Seven Arab citizens were arrested on suspicion of planning attacks against Jews and Christians that were inspired by the speeches of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden

Israeli Messianic Pastor speaks out

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Messianic Pastor Meno KaLisher talks about persecuted believers in Israel

Vatican says world ignores Christians in Mideast

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

In preparation for the crisis summit of Middle East bishops to be held in October, the Vatican released a 46-page document explaining the persecution Christians face throughout the Middle East.

Messianic Jews in Israel Seek Public Apology for Attack

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Christians await court decision on assaults on services by ultra-orthodox Jews.

Arab Christians from Jordan risk all for Easter Sunday pilgrimage to Israel

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Jordanian Christians pay a high price to worship in Jerusalem on Easter.

Jerusalem police step up safety measures ahead of Easter

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Israeli police heighten security around Christian holy sites as Easter approaches. Palestinian Christians find it difficult to enter Jerusalem to worship and attend ceremonies.

What do Palestinians want?

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Christian Palestinians in Bethlehem have suffered under radical Islamic leadership and terrorism, are often unable to find work, and are restricted from traveling to nearby Jerusalem due to Israel security measures. Christian Palestinians are truly the forgotten people within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

PA backtracks over Christian channel

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

A Christian radio station near Bethlehem that was shut-down by the Palestinian Authority, is now allowed to reopen. However, radio director, Samir Qumsieh, demands an apology before reopening, condemning the Palestinian Authority of suppressing religious expression.

More Details Revealed About Assasinated Hamas Founder’s Christian Son

Monday, March 1st, 2010

New book tells story of Hamas founder’s son who became a Christian — and spied for Israel

Suspected Jewish terrorist admits to anti-missionary activities

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

The Bnei Brak-based ultra-Orthodox group has gained notoriety in recent years for its actions against Messianic Jews, whom it perceives as a "sect" seeking to convert Jews to Christianity.

Arab Christians try reviving town of Jesus miracle

Monday, January 25th, 2010

In this small Galilee town [Kufr Kana] where tradition says Jesus turned water to wine, an ambitious priest hopes to perform his own miracle - revive a shrinking flock.

Vatican blames Israel for driving out Christians

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

But locals say Muslim intimidation, persecution is main factor

Jewish Christian in Israel Seeks Protection from Repeated Attacks

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Police unresponsive to U.S.-born activist assaulted for his faith.

Israel’s Messianic Jews wary of stepped-up persecution

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

"Decades-old harassment has intensified in recent years, as ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups dedicated to stopping missionary activity have grown stronger and more confident."

Persecution of Christians in Palestinian Authority

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Difficulty continues for Christians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Christians in lands across Middle East face uncertain time this Christmas

Friday, December 25th, 2009

In the birthplace of Christianity, present fear and future uncertainty threaten populations which have praised Christ for centuries.

Israel Immigration Service Raids African Church; Several Detained

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

"Security forces of Israel's immigration service broke into an African church in Tel Aviv damaging the ceiling and detaining several worshipers," reports says.

Hamas disinters Christians in Gaza

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Reverend Majed El Shafie, President of One Free World International (OFWI), said “between 200-300 million Christians are being persecuted in the world, 80 percent of whom lived in Muslim countries and the rest in communist and other countries.”

Israel: Messianic Jew Wins Supreme Court Battle

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Bakery owner had lost her Jewish dietary law certificate because of her faith.

Israel: Non-Arab Christians Seek in Vain For Burial Sites

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

In Israel, Non-Arab Christians are finding hard to find burial sites for their deceased loved ones. Israeli officials must address this urgent need of burial places for non-Arab Christians.

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