• Palestinian Christians slam Pence’s pro-Israel faith

    Palestinian Christians slam Pence’s pro-Israel faith

    • Jan 22, 2018

    Many Palestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel as fulfilment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith’s compassion and justice, including for those who have endured half a century of Israeli occupation.

  • Middle East’s Samaritans link Muslims and Jews

    Middle East’s Samaritans link Muslims and Jews

    • Oct 18, 2017

    Today’s Samaritans live in two groups, separated not only by geography but culture. About 350 live under Palestinian rule on Mount Gerizim, the biblical mountain where, they say, Abraham prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac. The other group took root near Tel Aviv decades ago, after war prevented Samaritans working in Israel from returning to their West Bank homes.

  • West Bank priests stress nonviolence as youths protest Israeli occupation

    West Bank priests stress nonviolence as youths protest Israeli occupation

    • Aug 8, 2017

    For parish priests in the West Bank, the challenge is to emphasize the Christian tradition of nonviolence while supporting their young parishioners’ desire to oppose the Israeli occupation. Father Aktham Hijazin of the Annunciation Parish in Beit Jala, said, as Catholics “They are not interested to take part in any violent act.”