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  • 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
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GtK1OLhqEk#t=114
  • 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 NEWS.com ^ | 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)
  • JIHAD CELL SUSPECTED OF TARGETING JEWS, POPE [Nazareth]

    07/18/2010 6:22:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 2+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 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
    JPOST.com - 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
    Hubpages.com ^ | 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). http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7784227.stm 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 ( http://wnd.com ), Brigitte Gabriel ( http://americancongress4truth.org ), Nonie Darwish ( http://arabsforisrael.com ), Walid Shoebat ( http:(//shoebat.com ), 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
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 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 (Zenit.org).- 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...
  • Man behind Nazareth [church] attack requested asylum from Arafat

    03/04/2006 2:58:39 PM PST · by anotherview · 9 replies · 454+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4 March 2006 | YIGAL GRAYEFF, JPOST STAFF, AND AP
    Mar. 4, 2006 10:41 | Updated Mar. 4, 2006 22:16 Man behind Nazareth attack requested asylum from Arafat By YIGAL GRAYEFF, JPOST STAFF, AND AP Police remove the baby stroller which was used to hide the firecrackers. Photo: APChristians attend a mass at the Church of the Anunciation in Nazareth on Saturday. Photo: AP The man who caused a riot in Nazareth on Friday by throwing firecrackers into the Basilica of the Annunciation visited Yasser Arafat two years ago to request asylum. However, police said on Saturday it was unclear why Haim Eliyahu Habibi was seeking refuge in the Palestinian...
  • Three Jewish Attackers Toss Firecrackers Into Nazareth Church, Sparking Riot

    03/03/2006 11:06:47 AM PST · by nuconvert · 156 replies · 2,796+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | March 3, 2006
    Three Jewish Attackers Toss Firecrackers Into Nazareth Church, Sparking Riot Friday, March 03, 2006 NAZARETH, Israel — Three Jewish attackers disguised as pilgrims began throwing firecrackers inside one of Christianity's holiest sites Friday, police said, sparking a riot in this biblical town in northern Israel. At least seven people were injured as police struggled to bring the situation under control. Officials said the attackers were disguised as Christian pilgrims when they entered the Basilica of the Annunciation and threw the firecrackers. The attackers remained barricaded in the church in the Israeli-Arab town late Friday, as several thousand angry protesters blocked...
  • Riots after extremist Jews throws firecrackers in Nazareth church [secular Jew and Christian woman]

    03/03/2006 10:52:02 AM PST · by Alouette · 21 replies · 733+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Mar. 3, 2006 | Jack Khoury, Yoav Stern and Eli Ashkenazi
    A Jewish extremist accompanied by his Christian wife and their daughter detonated firecrackers inside the Basilica of Annunciation in the northern Israeli Arab city of Nazareth on Friday evening, wounding several congregants and triggering a riots, witnesses said. The three hid firecrackers and small gas canisters in a baby stroller and detonated the firecrackers inside the church during a special prayer for the opening of Lent. The Jewish man and the two women entered the basilica compound disguised as Christian pilgrims. The male suspect was identified on Channel 10 TV News as 44-year-old Jerusalem resident Haim Eliyahu Havivi. Police had...
  • Nazareth family: Jesus saved us

    12/24/2005 5:58:01 PM PST · by Alouette · 26 replies · 861+ views
    YNet News ^ | Dec. 24, 2005 | Roee Nahmias
    Father rescues five children, wife from fire; house burns down but Jesus picture remains intact Christmas miracle? A Nazareth family who survived a fire that damaged much of its home but spared a Jesus photo says it owes its life to a miracle, Israeli Arabic-language newspaper al-Sinara reported. The fire broke out at the Shama family home at early morning hours, but a crying baby alerted the father to the fire and he promptly rescued his five children and wife while demonstrating impressive courage. The father, Amar, removed his children from the house one by one while the living room...
  • First Holocaust museum geared to Arabs opens

    05/23/2005 7:51:07 PM PDT · by Alouette · 13 replies · 523+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2005 | Allyn Fisher-Ilan
    NAZARETH, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli Arab has opened what he calls the first Holocaust museum geared to an Arab audience, saying the prospect of peace would improve if Arabs knew more about the Nazi genocide against Jews. Khaled Mahameed said he created his gallery to educate fellow Arabs about the World War II Holocaust, which seemed far removed from their lives but had a major impact on them. The Holocaust led to Israel's founding as a Jewish homeland in 1948. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian Arabs fled or were driven out as a result. Decades of Israeli-Arab conflict ensued,...
  • Christian, Muslim and Jewish Leaders to Sign Pledge Thursday in Nazareth to Boost Tourism to City

    12/21/2004 5:04:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 1 replies · 150+ views
    IMRA ^ | 12-21-04
    Christian, Muslim and Jewish Leaders to Sign Pledge Thursday in Nazareth to Boost Tourism to City Ministry of Tourism Spokesman's Office Reference No: 2004-0005-1129 December 21, 2004 Press Release Christian, Muslim and Jewish Leaders to Sign Pledge Thursday in Nazareth to Boost Tourism to City This Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 6PM, Nazareth's Church of the Annunciation will host Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders at a pledge signing ceremony to increase tourism to the historic city of Nazareth and surrounding areas. Present at the signing will be Tourism and Public Security Minister Gideon Ezra, Nazareth and Nazareth Illit mayors Ramez...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 12-28-03, Feast of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

    12/28/2003 7:31:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 415+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 12-28-03 | New American Bible
    December 28, 2003Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Psalm: Sunday 3 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading I1 Sm 1:20-22, 24-28 In those days Hannah conceived, and at the end of her term bore a sonwhom she called Samuel, since she had asked the LORD for him.The next time her husband Elkanah was going upwith the rest of his householdto offer the customary sacrifice to the LORD and to fulfill his vows,Hannah did not go, explaining to her husband,"Once the child is weaned,I will take him to appear before the LORDand to remain there...
  • Pre-Christian Rituals At Nazareth

    10/24/2003 2:34:45 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 292+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 10-23-2003 | David Keys
    PRE-CHRISTIAN RITUALS AT NAZARETH Defleshed human skulls with features modeled out of red-painted plaster are among the unusual finds at the Nazareth cult site. (Courtesy Nigel Goring-Morris) rchaeological investigations near Nazareth--Jesus' boyhood home --have revealed that the area was a major cult center 8,000 years before the time of Christ. Excavations at Kibbutz Kfar HaHoresh, less than two miles from the town center, have so far unearthed strangely decorated human skulls and evidence for unusual, complex burials. "This is the first example in the Levant of a purely religious complex from this remote period," says excavation director Nigel Goring-Morris of...
  • Holy See Thanks Israel for Halting Nazareth Mosque

    07/14/2003 3:50:00 PM PDT · by ArrogantBustard · 5 replies · 179+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | JULY 13, 2003 | N/A
    Code: ZE03071305 Date: 2003-07-13 Holy See Thanks Israel for Halting Nazareth Mosque JERUSALEM, JULY 13, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The Holy See thanked the Israeli government for putting a stop to the construction of a mosque next to the Basilica of the Annunciation, in Nazareth. The Jerusalem Post reported that Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressed the Holy See's gratitude last Thursday, when he met in Rome with Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Silvan Shalom. The Vatican's official statement on the meeting made no mention of the issue. The Holy See, various Christian communities, and even key Muslim and Arab...
  • Illegal Mosque Foundations Razed in Nazareth

    07/01/2003 5:16:27 AM PDT · by Alouette · 38 replies · 213+ views
    Illegal Mosque Foundations Razed in Nazareth 11:53 Jul. 01, '03 / 1 Tammuz 5763 Nazareth city officials destroyed the underground level of a mosque that had begun to be built on a controversial plot of downtown land, thus hopefully ending a six-year dispute between local Christians and Moslems. City officials in Nazareth this morning destroyed the underground level of a mosque that had begun to be built on a controversial plot of downtown land. When the mission was completed, and as the 500 policemen protecting it were preparing to leave, a sign was put up reading, "State of Israel: City...
  • Men play a part in restoring peace, history

    03/18/2002 3:28:46 PM PST · by buzzyboop · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 18, 2002 | Jennifer Reeger
    <p>Bader Mansour is an Arab. He's also an Israeli citizen. And he's a Christian.</p> <p>So many labels for a 33-year-old businessman in a land both defined and torn apart by history and religious differences. A place where Jews and Arabs can be friends but can't dare talk about politics. And a place where violence reigns even though a man who promoted peace walked there 2,000 years ago.</p>