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Gaza Conflict Continues to Intensify

Gaza Conflict Continues to Intensify

There’s no easy way to simplify the complexities of the Gaza conflict as the Israeli ground invasion continues.

Israeli Attacks Against Gaza Intensify, Civilian Casualties Grow

Israeli Attacks Against Gaza Intensify, Civilian Casualties Grow

As the ground offensive against Hamas in Gaza intensifies, Israel warned on Friday that it could “significantly widen” a Gaza land offensive but was cautioned by its main ally, the United States, about the risks of further escalation as Palestinian civilian deaths mounted. UN Apologizes to Israel after 20 Missiles Found in UN Relief Agency School in Gaza

Pope Francis to bring a Message of Peace to the Holy Land

Pope Francis to bring a Message of Peace to the Holy Land

Pope Francis visits the Holy Land beginning this Saturday, May 24, on his second trip since becoming the head of the Roman Catholic Church last year. His first stop is in Jordan where he will visit the place – at the Jordan River – many Catholics believe Jesus was baptized and began his ministry.

US Christians Work with Palestinian National Theater on Martin Luther King Play

US Christians Work with Palestinian National Theater on Martin Luther King Play

In the film, Al Helm [The Dream]: Martin Luther King in Palestine, an African-American gospel choir travels to the West Bank to work with members of the Palestinian National Theater on a play about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Easter in Jerusalem – The Light of Hope and Resurrection

Easter in Jerusalem – The Light of Hope and Resurrection

Each year at Easter, Orthodox Christians join in an ancient ritual symbolizing the spread of the light and hope of resurrection to the world from the traditional tomb of Christ in Jerusalem.

Jewish Hospital and Christian Group Join Forces to help Palestinian Children

Jewish Hospital and Christian Group Join Forces to help Palestinian Children

Jewish hospital will offer free medical care to Palestinian children in partnership with Christian group. A top Israeli medical center and a Christian organization that ministers to Palestinian refugees have launched a new project, “Rescue the Child,” to provide free medical care to Palestinian babies and children from the West Bank and Gaza.

Snowstorm Batters Mid-East, Syria

Snowstorm Batters Mid-East, Syria

VOA News, Jan. 10, 2013: Jerusalem – A winter storm in the Middle East has brought heavy snowfall and flooding and caused at least eight deaths. The storm, called the worst in more than 20 years, disrupted life across the region and deepened the misery of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Weather experts say […]

Clinton: New Israeli Settlements a Setback for Peace

Clinton: New Israeli Settlements a Setback for Peace

By Scott Stearns, VOA News, Dec. 1, 2012: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Israeli plans for new settlements near East Jerusalem do not help efforts to bring about a two-state solution to the Palestinian crisis. Clinton told Israeli officials in Washington that plans for new settlements abutting East Jerusalem “set back the […]

Jerusalem Day of Prayer May Be the ‘Biggest Prayer Initiative in History’

Jerusalem Day of Prayer May Be the ‘Biggest Prayer Initiative in History’

For the yearly “Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem,” happening the 1st Sunday of every October, millions of people join in prayer for the Holy City. The organizers estimate that this year is going to be the biggest prayer event of this kind in history. From www.daytopray.com: What Is the Day of Prayer […]