2009 - MAY


  Imagining a New Future in the Holy Land   2009/05/19
By: Father David Neuhaus, SJ of Zenit

A Reflection on the Pope's Pilgrimage of Peace

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  2008 - DEC


  Christian leaders urge Obama to make Israeli-Palestinian peace top priority   2008/12/08
By: Bob Allen of Associated Baptist Press

WASHINGTON (ABP) -- A group of Christian leaders in the United States has called on President-elect Barack Obama to make the Israeli-Palestinian peace process an immediate priority during his first year in office.

 
Leaders from a broad spectrum of American Christianity -- Catholic,...

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  Pope asks chivalric order to continue helping Christians in Holy Land   2008/12/05
By: Cindy Wooden of Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI asked the knights and dames of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem to continue praying and working to help Christians in the Holy Land, who are "burdened by an uncertain and dangerous climate."

The pope met De...

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  Israel says Bolton school´s holy wine is security risk   2008/12/04
Source: Bolton News

ALTAR wine from the birthplace of Jesus will not be served at Bolton’s Thornleigh Salesian College this Christmas after claims that it is at the centre of an international security scare.

 
The Israeli Army is stopping the wine being exported because the drink , it says, constituted...

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  Oh, little town that she calls home   2008/12/04
By: BRIAN J. LOWNEY of The Rhode Island Catholic

 
BARRINGTON — For Carmelite Sister Eileen Nasser, the seasons of Advent and Christmas always evoke prayerful and beautiful memories of growing up in Bethlehem.

 
“I am proud to be born where Jesus came to the earth, the land where God had chosen f...

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  Bethlehem wine, symbol of peace, trapped behind checkpoint   2008/12/03
By: Austen Ivereigh of America: The National Catholic Weekly

Christians in the Holy Land and abroad will be deprived of altar wine from Bethlehem this Christmas because Israeli soldiers are refusing to allow lorries carrying the wine to enter Israel.

 
The SOS has been issued by the
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  Optimism in Bethlehem ahead of Christmas   2008/12/02
Source: Ynetnews.com

After years of economic hardship due to intifada, city sees dramatic rise in tourist visits, sharp decline in unemployment. But locals still yearn for an end to Israeli occupation: 'Unless the occupation stops, we will always be under economic stress and psychological stress,' says mayor

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  Vatican confirms tentative plans for papal visit to Holy Land in 2009   2008/12/01
By: John Thavis of Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican has confirmed tentative plans for Pope Benedict XVI to visit the Holy Land in 2009.

Israeli sources said the most likely time for the visit would be in May, with stops in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The pope was invi...

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  2008 - NOV


  Tourists flocking to Bethlehem, Jericho    2008/11/23
Source: Ynetnews.com

Improvement in security situation boosts tourism to West Bank Palestinian cities popular among Christian pilgrims

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  Palestinian families juggle to keep children in Catholic schools   2008/11/21
By: Judith Sudilovsky of Catholic News Service

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) -- For six months last year Adel Handal was unable to pay his phone bill, and the electricity has been cut off more times than he cares to remember because he did not pay the bill.

But while Handal, 44, a hairdresser, and his wife cut corners...

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