On the surface, Christmas preparations are back with a vengeance in the Bethlehem area after two bleak pandemic years. In Beit Sahour, a small town that borders Bethlehem, where Christians believe the angels announced the birth of Jesus, Christmas bling adorns almost every business. Tour groups file in and out of the grounds of the […]
A terrorist attack years ago that killed Arab-Israelis showed this Christian Arab-Israeli that the IDF fights for everyone in Israel. He continues the fight to this day, even after his IDF service is over.
As a Christian Arab-Israeli, Jennifer Jozin was not required to draft into the military, but she chose to serve her country anyway, and volunteered to join the IDF. Today, she is an NCO in Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), and serves at the Allenby Bridge Crossing, a vital part of the Civil […]
In February, the IDF will promote a Christian soldier to the rank of lieutenant-colonel, making him the first soldier of his faith to achieve that rank. This comes as the result of a six-year process intended to help the indigenous Christian community integrate into mainstream Israeli society.
Just before Hannukah, the Festival of Lights, we drove to the Upper Galilee on beautiful mountain roads to visit the village of Peki’in.
On October 29, President Reuven Rivlin and First Lady, Nechama, participated in the beginning of the olive harvest season by picking olives from the trees at the President’s residence in Jerusalem. Religious, secular, Jewish and Christian olive growers from across Israel came with the next generation, their children and grandchildren.
Two rabbis are working hard to help the Christian Arabs of Bethlehem, the oldest Christian community in the world. Their efforts are based on the Torah imperative “to help the stranger in your midst,” or, as one rabbi puts it, “Covenant land requires covenantal responsibility.”
In response to media inquiries concerning the approval by Israel’s Planning Committee of the Civil Administration to construct 2,000 units in Judea and Samaria, Hanan Ashrawi, a leading politician in the Palestinian Authority, responded in a manner that should have been taken straight from the most egregious sources of anti-Jewish rhetoric.
While some are touting Rambam’s eight decades of medical and technological innovations, chaplain Michael Schultz is reveling in the hospital’s success at spiritually serving its constituents.
‘I hope that my example teaches them that hard work and loyalty pay off,’ says Samur Geris.