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  • 6 Shocking New Discoveries About Jesus of Nazareth

    12/22/2015 11:32:34 AM PST · by amorphous · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 22 Dec 2015 | Robert J. Hutchinson
    The entrance to the Mary of Nazareth International Center in central Nazareth doesn't look like much. It's just a simple doorway off narrow Casa Nova Street, a few hundred yards from the Basilica of the Annunciation. Yet inside this recently built Catholic evangelism center lies an amazing discovery that has sent shockwaves through the world of Biblical archaeology: the remains of a first-century stone house reliably dated to the early Roman period in Palestine. The Nazareth excavations are the first concrete archaeological proof that Nazareth was settled in the time of Jesus - and, judging from the limestone cups found...
  • Is this Jesus' childhood home?

    03/02/2015 3:44:36 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    Daily Mail On-line ^ | 2 March 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Clues found in 'De Locus Sanctis' written in 670 AD by abbot Adomnŕn. It was supposedly based on a pilgrimage made to Nazareth by a bishop Text says how Jesus' home was between two tombs and below church. Dr Ken Dark says house located beneath Sisters of Nazareth Convent. is evidence of a Byzantine church here with two tombs in its crypt. One of the doorways has survived, as has part of the original chalk floor In an article Professor Dark said that there was 'no good reason' why the courtyard style house was not the boyhood home of Jesus....
  • Islamists' Excuses to commit Crimes against Humanity all over the world

    07/06/2007 4:41:51 PM PDT · by Posting · 16 replies · 529+ views
    Islamists' Criminal Excuses to commit crimes against humanity all over the world Rice Urges World to Stop Making Excuses for Terrorists, "When are we going to stop making excuses for the terrorists and saying that somebody ... Read more on this subject in related Hot Topics: War on Terrorism ...   The Star - News - 'Stop making excuses for Muslim criminals', 'Stop making excuses for Muslim criminals' ... The impression is that they are making excuses for terrorism and that's wrong. "Terrorism is a terrible thing ..." jihad's excuses for its mass-murders are not even worth a hearing. ... said...
  • Arab Muslim 'Palestinians' Persecution of Christians (revised)

    01/24/2007 4:37:00 PM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 270+ views
    91% of palestinian are Arab MUSLIM, the rest are Christians, suffering under their brothers... living in fear and forced to act violenlty against Israel. I love it when Islamists talk as if they care about Arab-Christians, anyway here is about the "Christian" bubble in racist "palestine". Arab "Palestinian" Muslims' Persecution of Christians   Arab "Palestinian" Christians have been suffering and STILL suffer from Arab "Palestinian" Muslim majority.Just like the Arab Christian Lebanese in "Damour" (Yasir Arafat´s Planned Christian Genocide, Hobeika - Damour ), where "Palestinian" Muslims massacred Christians senselessly, which brought the reprisal by Arab Christians upon Arab "Palestinian"...
  • What happened to Joseph the father of Jesus

    12/11/2006 6:29:15 AM PST · by xzins · 758 replies · 14,543+ views
    What happened to Joseph the father of Jesus We know very little about the years of Jesus prior to His public ministry. The gospels are without notation of any childhood events beyond Christ's birth except one reference that is found in Luke. It is the very last time that Joseph, the adoptive father of Jesus, is ever mentioned. Luke 2:41 reads: "Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning...
  • 'Not a single Christian' in birthplace of Christ

    09/24/2007 3:51:08 AM PDT · by Man50D · 59 replies · 138+ views ^ | September 24, 2007
    The once vibrant Christian communities of Bethlehem and Nazareth, with roots in the "land of Jesus" going back to first century Israel, are rapidly declining in the face of a systematic campaign of persecution conducted by the same Muslim terrorists intent on driving the Jews into the sea. Beatings, sham legal proceedings, property seizures, dismissal and replacement of elected Christian leaders, accusations of selling property to Jews and intimidation by gunmen with links to the government of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have so reduced Christian populations in the cities of Jesus' birth and boyhood one community leader predicts all...

    02/27/2002 11:14:57 AM PST · by BenF · 14 replies
    ICEJ NEWS SERVICE | WEDNESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2002 | Editor: David Parsons
    Israel Radio is reporting on Wednesday that the special Israeli Cabinet committee led by Housing Minister Natan Sharansky investigating the controversial proposed mosque adjacent to the landmark Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth has completed its work and will soon recommend that the mosque not be built. In recent months, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has joined with other Christian ministries and churches worldwide, together with certain Jewish leaders, in a broad alliance to urge Israel to stop the illegal construction of the mosque next to the Basilica, which was being erected at break-neck speed by hostile Muslim elements. As ...
  • Christian Arabs Persecuted for Joining IDF

    12/11/2013 4:04:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 8 replies
    CBN News Asia ^ | Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Julie Stahl
    Christian Arabs Persecuted for Joining IDF By Julie Stahl CBN News Mideast Correspondent Tuesday, December 10, 2013 The 17-year-old son of a Greek Orthodox priest who encourages Christian Arab youth to integrate into Israeli society and join the Israel Defense Forces was brutally beaten in Nazareth over the weekend. Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, has the largest Christian Arab population in Israel. Nazareth-based Father Gabriel Nadaf founded the Forum for Christian Community more than a year ago. Since then the number of Christian Arabs enlisting in the IDF jumped from 35 to 120, with another 500 opting to volunteer...
  • Nazareth Muslims: Islam will dominate world

    01/01/2007 11:03:06 AM PST · by Posting · 17 replies · 874+ views
    YNet ^ | January 1, 2007
    Nazareth Muslims: Islam will dominate world March through town described in New Testament as Jesus’ childhood home 'meant to intimidate Christians' Aaron Klein, WND Published: 01.01.07, 19:17 Islamic groups held a large militant march down the main streets of Nazareth this weekend, highlighting for some here the plight of Christians in this ancient city where Muslims have become a majority and members of the dwindling Christian population say they suffer regular intimidation. Nazareth, considered one of the holiest cities for Christians, is described in the New Testament as the childhood home of Jesus. It contains multiple important shrines and churches,...
  • Israel halts mosque construction

    01/09/2002 4:45:22 PM PST · by RichardEdward · 5 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Jan. 9
    Shrine in Jesus’ boyhood home caused much friction JERUSALEM, — Israel decided Wednesday to halt construction of a mosque next to a major Christian shrine in Jesus’ boyhood home of Nazareth, an Israeli official said, a project that had caused friction between Christians and Muslims. THE MOSQUE WOULD stand next to the Basilica of the Annunciation, the largest church in the Middle East, built on the spot where tradition says the Angel Gabriel foretold the birth of Jesus. Construction on the mosque was approved by previous Israeli governments and began several weeks ago. Its foundation has already been completed. The ...
  • Is This Where Jesus Bathed?

    10/22/2003 10:18:00 AM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 259+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-22-2003 | Jonathan Cook
    Is this where Jesus bathed? A shopkeeper running a small souvenir business in Nazareth has made a sensational discovery that could dramatically rewrite the history of Christianity. Jonathan Cook reports Wednesday October 22, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Elias Shama's small souvenir shop in Nazareth, the town of Jesus's childhood, barely catches the eye. Tourists usually pass by it on their way to the neighbouring Mary's Well church, claimed by the Greek Orthodox church as the site where the Archangel Gabriel revealed to Mary that she was carrying the son of God. Before the Palestinian intifada erupted three years ago, the...
  • Archaeologists Are Excavating A Synagogue Where Jesus Likely Preached

    12/26/2014 1:49:47 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    io9 ^ | December 25, 2014 | Mark Strauss
    Since 2009, archaeologists have been slowly excavating the ancient town of Magdala—thought to be the home of Mary Magdalene—near the Sea of Galilee. Among their finds has been a first-century synagogue where, experts say, Jesus likely preached. Image: Israel Antiquities Authority Although Jerusalem and Bethlehem are the sites most commonly associated with Jesus, Father Eamon Kelly—vice president of Israel's Magdala Center and vice chargé of the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center—points out that Jesus spent almost his entire life in what is now northern Israel. "Eighty percent of Jesus' public life was here," he tells the Israeli...
  • Was Jesus born in a different Bethlehem?

    12/23/2014 7:51:22 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 60 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jessica Steinberg
    The New Testament says Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, but one rogue Israeli archaeologist says it is far more likely the Christian savior was born in Bethlehem of the Galilee, more than 60 miles from Jerusalem. Aviram Oshri spent nearly eleven years excavating artifacts in Bethlehem of the Galilee — an ancient biblical village near Nazareth that was later settled by German Templers — which he believes show that the traditional account of Jesus’s birthplace may be wrong. But when he produced his findings for his employer, the Israel Antiquities Authority, he found his proposal dismissed and called...
  • Jewish terror victim hid Arab Zionist teen during Gaza war

    12/23/2014 2:43:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 22/12/14 | Tamar Pileggi
    It sounds like the plot of a novel. A Jewish tour guide who survived a Palestinian terror attack that left her Christian friend dead helped shelter an Arab teen who got death threats after voicing support for Israel’s summer operation in Gaza. Pic British-born Kay Wilson said that she helped hide Mohammad Zoabi throughout the summer war in Gaza, before he was able to flee to the United States in fear of his life. Seventeen-year-old Zoabi, an Israeli Arab from Nazareth, was forced to leave the country after receiving death threats for posting a YouTube video harshly condemning the kidnapping...
  • Indictment Against Radical Arab MK Hanin Zoabi [Israel]

    12/11/2014 5:46:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2014, 8:07 PM | Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar
    State Attorney Shai Nitzan on Tuesday evening was said to support submitting an indictment against pro-Hamas Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), according to Channel 10. According to the report, the indictment will be on charges of threatening police officers, after Zoabi verbally abused two Arab Israeli police officers in Nazareth, and urged Arab youths to attack them. […] The indictment apparently will not be served for other notorious incidents, which include her defending the Hamas terrorists who abducted and murdered three Israeli teens on June 12, saying they weren’t “terrorists” and justifying their actions as a “legitimate” way to “fight...
  • Watch: Police Knock Arab MK to the Ground

    07/22/2014 12:46:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Police have been showing less patience for extremist Arab MKs' antics lately, MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash) learned Monday in Nazareth when he attempted to storm the local police station. The video shows Barakeh, who has been inolved in numerous scuffles with authorities over the years, trying to storm the Nazareth police station together with an Arab mob. The police form a wall and push the crowd back, and Barakeh eventually finds himself on the ground. Police arrested two of Barakeh's sons, and 21 other citizens, following the large scale demonstration in Nazareth on Monday, which was attended by thousands. The...
  • Mohammad Zoabi : message aux terroristes...

    06/17/2014 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 15/6/14 | Mohammed Zoabi
  • Zionist Arab's Family Planned to Abduct Him for Opposing Kidnap

    06/17/2014 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/14 | Gil Ronen
    Three relatives of a Muslim Arab youth Mohammed Zoabi from Nazareth, who expressed his support for the abducted yeshiva students in a Facebook video, planned to abduct him to the PA-controlled city of Jenin and harm him there, according to police. Three suspects were arrested Tuesday and brought before a judge for arraignment. They claimed they never meant to carry out their threats, but said they only wanted to "warn" the youth not to continue expressing opinions that are seen as controversial in his family and in Arab society in general. Zoabi, who defines himself as a Zionist, was not...
  • Nazareth Christians Warned Against 'Slandering' Allah

    02/11/2014 8:08:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 1/21/14
    As Christians of every stripe in Jesus' hometown of Nazareth begin to again take a real stand for their faith, local Muslims are warning them not to overstep the boundaries of their traditional place in the Middle East (hint: they must remain dhimmis, or second-class). A large billboard hanging at a central point in Nazareth features a picture of an Israeli stop sign, along with the English translation of a verse from the Koran cautioning Christians (and Jews) to speak only the "truth" regarding Allah. The poster (and Koran 4:171) reads: "O people of the Scripture (Christians)! Do not exceed...
  • 100-Foot Jesus Statue to Be Built in Nazareth?

    12/26/2013 8:56:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/26/2013 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR,
    A Christian Arab is working on his plan to build a statue of Jesus in Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus which is now dominated by Arab Muslim citizens of Israel. It will be, he says, larger than the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. "Slowly, but surely, the Christian identity in Nazareth is beginning to disappear," said Bishara Shlayan, a Christian merchant seaman from Nazareth who has come up with the plan, according to Fox News. Shlayan told The Jerusalem Post he is raising funds for the project from both Israeli Arab Christians and Jews....
  • Christian Group Plans 100-Foot-Tall Jesus Statue in Muslim-Dominated Nazareth

    12/20/2013 6:32:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/20/13 | Paul Alster
    HAIFA, Israel – As Christians from across the globe flock to the Holy Land in time for Christmas prayers and ceremonies, some in the community in Nazareth are seeking to reaffirm the historical importance of their town by erecting a statue of Jesus that would tower more than 100 feet above the city. The idea for the statue comes from Bishara Shlayan, a Christian merchant seaman who lives in Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. Shlayan has seen the demographics of Nazareth change considerably in recent years, with the Christian community becoming a minority while the Muslim population has grown...
  • The Scandal of Jesus’ Birth

    12/26/2012 12:21:18 PM PST · by HarleyD · 34 replies
    Gutenberg College ^ | Dec 22, 2006 | Jack Crabtree
    At Christmas we celebrate Jesus’ birth because no more important human being has ever been born. Jesus is the first-born of all creation, the one individual for whom everything else exists. Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords, who will rule the coming age as our sovereign ruler. Jesus is more than just a man; he is the translation of the very nature and sovereignty of God Himself into human form—the image of the invisible God, the fullness of God dwelling in human form. Jesus is the supreme prophet, the one whom God sent into the world to...
  • Report: IDF Attacks Targets in South, Central Gaza Strip

    08/17/2010 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    YNET ^ | 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News | Ali Waked
    NOTE: THIS IS THE NEW ISRAEL-RELATED THREAD Note The following news brief is a quote: Report: IDF attacks targets in south, central Gaza Strip Published: 08.17.10, 23:45 / Israel News Palestinians reported that the IDF had fired towards open ground in Khan Younis and attacked the smuggling tunnels in the south of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. Two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded Tuesday morning from shells fired into the western Negev. (Ali Waked)

    07/18/2010 6:22:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 2+ views
    YNET ^ | Published July 15, 2010, 16:20/Israel News) | by Hagai Einav
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Shin Bet arrests eight men from northern city of Nazareth, local council of Yafa an-Naseriyye over weapons offences, discussing possibility of murdering soldiers, Pope Benedict XVI" SNIPPET: "The eight indicted men were identified as Bader Salah, 33, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Suhil Salah, 26, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Misara Yaad, 28, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Abdel Rahman Abu Salim, 19, of Nazareth; Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Aaqab, 27, of Nazareth; Bilal Ubeid, 29, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; and Sabri Narni, 29 of Yafa an-Naseriyye. The ninth defendant, who was a minor when he committed the alleged acts. was not named due...
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Uncovered days before Christmas: Remains of a home in Nazareth that Jesus would have known

    12/21/2009 7:40:42 PM PST · by bogusname · 27 replies · 957+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 21, 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    The remains of the first dwelling in Nazareth that has been dated back to the time of Jesus have been unveiled - just days before Christmas. The find that could shed new light on what the hamlet was like during the period the New Testament says Jesus lived there as a boy, Israeli archaeologists said. The dwelling and older discoveries of nearby tombs in burial caves suggest that Nazareth was an out-of-the-way hamlet of around 50 houses on a patch of about four acres. It was evidently populated by Jews of modest means who kept camouflaged grottos to hide from...
  • First Jesus-era house discovered in Nazareth

    12/21/2009 1:45:20 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 23 replies · 1,075+ views
    AT&T Newswire ^ | 12/21/2009
    Just in time for Christmas, archaeologists on Monday unveiled what may have been the home of one of Jesus' childhood neighbors. The humble dwelling is the first dating to the era of Jesus to be discovered in Nazareth, then a hamlet of around 50 impoverished Jewish families where Jesus spent his boyhood. Archaeologists and present-day residents of Nazareth imagined Jesus as a youngster, playing with other children in the isolated village, not far from the spot where the Archangel Gabriel revealed to Mary that she would give birth to the boy. Today the ornate Basilica of the Annunciation marks that...
  • Israel: first Jesus-era house found in Nazareth

    12/21/2009 5:51:57 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,167+ views
    Google ^ | December 21, 2009
    NAZARETH, Israel — Israeli archaeologists say they have uncovered remains of the first dwelling in Nazareth that can be dated back to the time of Jesus.They say the find sheds a new light on what Nazareth might have been like in Jesus' time — probably a small hamlet with about 50 houses populated by poor Jews.Archaeologist Yardena Alexandre of the Israel Antiquities Authority says remains of a wall, a hideout and a cistern were found after builders dug up a convent courtyard.Alexandre said Monday archeologists also found clay and chalk vessels used by Galilean Jews of the time — an...
  • Jesus of Nazareth: Was He Just Another Rebel Or The True Messiah? (Part 1)

    09/02/2009 2:49:59 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 13 replies · 958+ views ^ | JXB7076
    During the days of Abraham people believed that their lives were governed by powerful spirits gods. So they made models of these spirit gods out of gold and silver – and these gods were given names and the people were fearful of these gods, and made sacrifices to them. They thought that by making animal sacrifices, and in some instances, virgin child sacrifices that these gods would be pleased and bring forth a good harvest. The people that God talked to Abraham about in Genesis 12 however would be different. These people would not have idol gods, or spirits, or...
  • Thousands Greet Pope in Nazareth

    05/14/2009 10:03:19 PM PDT · by americanophile · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Howard Schneider
    NAZARETH, Israel, May 14 -- A newly erected concrete spire sliced high into the air over an altar spread beneath, turning a dusty amphitheater here in northern Israel into a church foNational flags and ecumenical banners stood out in the breeze, and quavering Arabic melodies alternated with the sounds of English and Latin. Pope Benedict XVI traveled to the boyhood home of Jesus on Thursday to celebrate the final Mass of his eight-day trip to the Middle East. The ceremony served as a boisterous send-off for the 82-year-old pontiff, who returns to Rome on Friday. "Viva al baba!" the crowd...
  • Can Anything Good Come from Nazareth

    05/04/2009 6:46:22 AM PDT · by tgdunbar · 4 replies · 299+ views
    Touchstone ^ | May 03, 2009 | Anthony Esolen
    ... Both, that is, are in the grip of the mad worship of "progress," whose goal is always left conveniently vague. Neither party understands that it is good for human beings to do what they can to govern themselves locally, not simply because they will do a better job of it than will distant bureaucrats, but because it is essential to their dignity as human beings that they make law (or custom, more integral to human life and more venerable), rather than, like everlasting adolescents, merely comply with it. Neither party, in other words, has anything kind to say about...
  • Bulldozers at work in Nazareth; carpenters coming to papal Mass site

    04/21/2009 1:10:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 583+ views
    CNS ^ | April 21, 2009 | Cindy Wooden
    NAZARETH, Israel (CNS) -- With just over three weeks to go before Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to celebrate Mass in a new municipal amphitheater in Nazareth, bulldozers were working around the clock. Nizar Muammar, a Catholic and one of the project architects, said April 20 that the site will be ready: It will include a stage, 7,000 permanent seats and more than 30,000 temporary chairs set up on what is becoming a terraced hillside. The covered stage, which will serve as the platform for the altar with seating for 500 cardinals, bishops and priests, was still a hole with...
  • Treasury secretary's choice for deputy withdraws

    03/05/2009 5:21:37 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 20 replies · 739+ views
    AP ^ | 3-5-09 | By Daniel Wagner
    Treasury Secretary Geithner's choice for deputy withdraws; department still lacks senior staff WASHINGTON (AP) -- The person Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wanted as his chief deputy withdrew from consideration Thursday, dealing a setback to the agency as it struggles to address the worst financial crisis in decades. Annette Nazareth, a former senior staffer and commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission, made "a personal decision" to withdraw from the process, according to a person familiar with her decision.
  • "Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?" (Sermon for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany)

    01/17/2009 10:39:20 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies · 1,008+ views
    January 18, 2009 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?” (John 1:43-51)The Holy Gospel for today, from John 1, takes place very early in Jesus’ public ministry, when he was first gathering his group of disciples. It’s the story of Philip and Nathanael, how they come to follow our Lord. Now today let their story become your story, as you too hear the call to follow Jesus and then you go out to share that good news with your friends and neighbors. Our story begins with Jesus finding Philip and saying to him, “Follow me.” Notice that: Jesus finds Philip. Just like, Jesus...
  • BBC has got a Muslim trying to rewrite historic Jewish Jesus from Judea

    12/17/2008 8:56:28 AM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 744+ views
    BBC has got a Muslim trying to rewrite historic Jewish Jesus from Judea (attempting -- to no avail -- to "Arabize"& confuse JUDEA with Arabia...). Accompanied with a typical Islamic-bigotry's bombarding propaganda of the "bad" Israelis that dare to try fight the Arab Muslim (invaders) that terrorize the Jews (with security checkpoints). BBC's Aleem Maqbool: The road to Bethlehem
  • Arabs protest PM's school visit

    09/01/2008 12:33:02 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 100+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep 1, 2008 | Staff
    Some 50 Balad activists and pupils demonstrated outside the Taufik Ziad School in Nazareth on Monday in protest of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's visit. The protesters held placards, which read, "Not welcome, no 'ahalan.' Get out you murderer." Balad Secretary-General Wail Omari said the demonstration was held in protest of Olmert's aggressive policies. "We are holding this demonstration in Nazareth against the visit of the prime minister who is unwanted in Nazareth. We want to say to all Israelis, that Olmert is also unwanted in the Arab sector, he is unwanted in Nazareth, due to his war policies, because of...
  • Nazareth wants world's largest cross

    07/16/2007 10:27:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies · 3,682+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 15, 2007 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A computer-generated image of the world's largest cross, set to be built in Nazareth pending municipal approval. The proposal, which is still in its planning stages, is being floated by a group of affluent Christian businessmen from Israel and abroad. The massive cross, dubbed "The Nazareth Cross," would tower 60 meters high, and would be decorated by some 7.2 million brilliant mosaic tiles made of Nazareth stone, according to project adviser Ibrahim Boulous. The plans for the cross, which would be built next to the English Hospital in the ancient city, are still being worked on, and could be...
  • Vatican Sends Special Envoy 'to Bring Hope' to the People of Lebannon

    08/15/2006 6:45:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 270+ views
    Total Catholic ^ | August 16, 2006 | Gerry O'Connell
    In an extraordinary expression of concern, Pope Benedict XVI has sent Cardinal Roger Etchegeray as his special envoy to the Lebanon to convey his "concrete solidarity" and "spiritual closeness" to 'the martyred population" of that war-destroyed land, and to "all those who are suffering" in the Middle East. Before leaving Rome on Sunday morning, the 83-year-old French cardinal was tightlipped and would only say that his mission was "to bring hope" to the Lebanese people.   The Vatican emphasised that the cardinal's visit was "strictly religious" but sources suggested that he hopes to meet with the country’s political leaders. He will...
  • Good Arab Chistians VS Islamized Arab "christians"

    08/11/2006 3:17:22 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 455+ views
    Good Arab Christian VS Islamized Arab "Christians" You hear so much about Arab Christians in the middle east, the tiny minority in the midle east, what's the real truth about them are they all really just "Arab Christians"? What about those Arab "Christians" that hate America? Well, you have to differenciate between heroic beautiful Arab Christians like Joseph Farah ( ), Brigitte Gabriel ( ), Nonie Darwish ( ), Walid Shoebat ( http:(// ), and the Zogby Arab american "activists" or lobbyists on the other side, worse are the Christian Arabs that have always been anti American...
  • Hizbullah's real goal is racist: To free the Middle East holy lands of Jews

    07/26/2006 7:08:48 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 44 replies · 675+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 27, 2006 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – Sometimes an apology can be quite revealing. Consider the one recently issued by Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbullah. He apologized to the families of two Israeli children who were killed by a Hizbullah rocket that hit the Christian holy city of Nazareth. He called them shahids, martyrs, even though they did not choose to die at the hands of Hizbullah terrorists.
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 7/20/06-Beirut,Aukar,Burj Barajneh,Nabi Sheet,Soer,Avivim

    07/20/2006 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 58 replies · 5,741+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 7/20/06 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 7/20/06 - Beirut, Lebanon, Aukar, Burj Barajneh, Dahyieh Junibiya, Ghazie, Nabi Sheet, Bekaa Valley, Soer, Zahle, Kiryat Shmona, Rosh Hanikra, Shlomi, Avivim, Safed, Haifa, Nahariya, Nazareth, Rafah, Gaza City Israeli Response to Hamas and Hizb'allah terror using Iranian and Syrian technology BREAKING: Beirut, Lebanon - US Marines bring grateful and happy evacuees out BREAKING: Aukar - U.S. embassy security position at the former U.S. Embassy which was bombed in the '80s BREAKING: Burj Barajneh southern suburb - precision Israeli retaliation BREAKING: Beirut - Hizb'allah-stronghold taken out BREAKING: Dahyieh Junibiya - precision Israeli...
  • Israel: Hizbullah firing on Christian holy city

    07/19/2006 11:05:24 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 53 replies · 1,512+ views
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | July 19, 2006 | Ronny Sofer
    Israel is planning on citing the lethal rocket attack on Nazareth as part of its public relations campaign. The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem ordered its ambassadors Wednesday to transfer a message to the nations of the world that "Hizbullah is directing its missiles also against a Christian holy city – Nazareth, out of an intention to strike their holy symbols." Two children, aged three and nine, were killed by the Hizbullah rockets while playing outside their Nazareth home. A short time after the strike on Nazareth, the Foreign Ministry's senior officials held a meeting. "They do not distinguish between Jews...
  • CNN Doesn't Recognize Nazareth as "Holy City"

    07/19/2006 9:13:01 AM PDT · by auzerais · 57 replies · 1,870+ views
    Anyone notice this morning that while both FoxNews and even MSNBC are refering to the attacks on Nazareth as on the "Holy City of Nazareth", CNN Does NOT?! Coincidence? I don't think so. For years every so-called islamic 'holy city' in Iraq and Iran have been referenced as such to soothe islamic sensibilities, but when it comes to a Christian Holy City, Nazareth the home of Jesus Christ, CNN, led by Christian-hater Ted Turner, omits such reference. Isn't it time CNN heard from Christians all over the world protesting their pro-islamic anti-Christian bias????
  • 3 killed in rocket barrage on Nazareth (update: victims were Arab Christians)

    07/19/2006 7:43:17 AM PDT · by Alouette · 33 replies · 969+ views
    YNet ^ | July 19, 2006 | Sharon Roffe-Ofir
    Rockets hit Nazareth, killing three people according to police reports. Rockets also land in Afula, Haifa area, Nahariya, Carmiel, Safed, Tiberias and Jezreel Valley. One of the rockets lands near security facility Three people were killed in Nazareth after a rocket barrage hit the town. Rockets were also fired at Nazrat Illit and Afula. Four rockets fell in Tiberias and its surroundings earlier Wednesday. A number of people suffered from shock. A rocket exploded in a house, but no one was injured. A brush fire was set off in open fields on the city's outskirts. In one of the heaviest...
  • Majority of Israelis Under Fire as Afula and Nazareth Hit

    07/16/2006 3:06:55 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 27 replies · 983+ views ^ | 00:24 Jul 17, '06 / 21 Tammuz 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Majority of Israelis Under Fire as Afula and Nazareth Hit 00:24 Jul 17, '06 / 21 Tammuz 5766 by Ezra HaLevi Missiles landed in Afula, Upper Nazareth and the environs shortly before midnight Sunday. A majority of Israelis spent the night under threat of missile attack as Tel Aviv prepares for the worst. From 11 PM until shortly before midnight missiles fell in the communities surrounding Afula and the Jezreel Valley, including Upper Nazareth, Migdal Ha'emek and Givat Ela - the farthest south the missiles have yet reached at 31 miles from the northern border. Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah's television...
  • Rockets land in Nazareth

    07/16/2006 1:56:20 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 1,607+ views
    Haaretz ^ | July 16, 2006
    Breaking: Rockets land in Nazareth, Afula, Migdal Ha`mek, Givat Ela in Jezreel Valley
  • "Terrorists Shot at Me, I Was Saved by Miracle"

    06/02/2006 4:04:18 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 322+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6-2-06 | Hillel Fendel
    Yisrael Jarmon of Eli, driving to Jerusalem Thursday morning, was ambushed and shot at repeatedly by terrorists - and emerged without a scratch.The well-planned terrorist attack occurred at around 10:00 this morning. Yisrael was on his way to Jerusalem, about a half-kilometer [north of] Ofrah, when two Arabs standing on the side of the road attacked his car. One threw a large rock, forcing him to slow down, while the other one opened fire. "I continued to drive, even as they fired at me," he said, "and miraculously made it safely to Ofrah." Yoav Finkel of Ofrah, who arrived...
  • The community of Arab Christians is dwindling in the Holy Land

    04/16/2006 7:47:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 1,177+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | April 16, 2006
    Jerusalem. Bethlehem. Nazareth. The Galilee. These are the places where Christianity began. They're where the story of Jesus took place. But for the Arab Christians who live there now, the story is coming to an end. Once as much as 8 percent of the population of what is now Israel and the Palestinian-administered territories, Arab Christians now make up 2 percent or less of the population, and the number is growing steadily smaller. What's happened is a familiar tale. Tens of thousands of Palestinian Christians -- along with many more thousands of Muslims -- left their homes in 1948 when...
  • Study Backs Tradition of Loreto House - Stones in Altar Match Those in Nazareth, It Says

    03/30/2006 5:01:26 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 573+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 30, 2006
    LORETO, Italy, MARCH 30, 2006 ( The stones in the Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth have the same origin as those of an altar at the Holy House of Loreto, says an archaeological study. Architect Nanni Monelli and Father Giuseppe Santarelli, director of the General Congregation of the Holy House of Loreto, led the study. Their finding has reopened discussion of the historicity of the mysterious transfer of the Holy House of Nazareth to Loreto. According to tradition, the house was translated miraculously from Nazareth to Tersatto (in present-day Croatia) in 1291 and then to Loreto. Giorgio Nicolini, author...
  • Vatican envoy: Holy See forgives Habibi couple for Nazareth church incident

    03/06/2006 10:01:18 AM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 639+ views
    Haaretz ^ | March 6, 2006 | Eli Ashkenazi,
    The Vatican on Monday said it forgave the Israeli couple arrested Friday for detonating fireworks in Nazareth's Basilica of the Annunciation. Three members of the same family are suspected of entering the church and setting off fireworks during a prayer service. Ensuing riots left 13 police officers and 13 civilians lightly wounded. Four cars were also set on fire, including two police vehicles. Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Roman Catholic Church's custodian of holy sites in Israel and the Palestinian territories, met Monday afternoon with Haim and Violet Habibi and their adult daughter Odelia. Pizzaballa, who is the Vatican's representative responsible...