The Greek Orthodox Church announced on Monday that Irineos I, the 140th patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, passed away in a hospital in Athens last Tuesday at the age of eighty-three after years of illness. In 2005, Irineos was dismissed from his role after selling some properties to Jews. His burial took […]
According to the report, the letter continues: “It is saddening that these groups are supported, in part, by right-wing figures in Israel’s political sphere. They are, together, trying to disrupt the longtime status quo in the city.”
Catholic archbishop: ‘Church leaders in Jerusalem’ accuse Jews of ethnically cleansing Christians in Israel
Honest Reporting cited a 2019 report by Edy Cohen of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) which listed several incidents of Islamic violence targeting Christians and Christian holy sites. The BESA report noted that the cases had received little attention because they are “not connected to Israel.”
Fifteen years ago, the Greek Orthodox Church sold three properties in the Old City of Jerusalem to Jewish investors only to renege on the sale
“Our sovereignty over Jerusalem will never compromise the freedom of worship and religion of all peoples of faith in Jerusalem and in all of Israel,” said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopened on Wednesday after a three-day strike led by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate who claimed they were responding to anti-Christian measures by the Israeli government. His claim could not be further from the truth.
Two Jewish businessmen are believed to be among the stakeholders in a secretive company that recently purchased a Jerusalem property from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.
Following Greek Church’s Sale of Roman Amphitheater, Jerusalem Neighborhoods, Tel Aviv Landmark Sold
The patriarchate secretly sold off 700 dunams (172 acres) of land in Caesarea last month, including the ancient Roman amphitheater and hippodrome, to a mysterious buyer.
President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday morning marked the civil New Year welcomed with the traditional annual reception for leaders of Christian communities in Israel.
“In Israel, they have freedom of speech and religion, they can exercise their faith freely, and they have democratic rights,” said Naddaf.