Planned route would cut off convent and its school from Bethlehem, make West Bank city economically unsustainable, says Vera Baboun ahead of visit to see Francis.
Lauren Gelfond Feldinger
Gabriel Meyer Halevy's album 'The Human Project' brings together Israeli, Iranian, Pakistani, Palestinian, Turkish, Indian, European and South American musicians in a spirit of peaceful creativity.
The Plight of Male Victims New Israeli Legislation Aims to Change the Definition of Rape as We Know It
Unlike other Western countries, the definition of rape in Israeli law is narrow, specifying an act perpetrated by males on females. New legislation may help change that perception, which some claim ignores the plight of male victims of sexual assault.
'If Israel recognizes the Armenian genocide it won't be the end of the world,' says the new head of the Armenian Church in Jerusalem, which dates back to the 4th century. It might even help making the community feel less cut off from the rest of the city and country.
Few people have heard of the centrist Palestinian movement Wasatia, yet founder Mohammed Dajani is convinced it will become the ruling party - just not in his lifetime.
The court has spoken and the valley will be split by the barrier. 'Jesus told us not to fear,' says Father Ibrahim Shomali.
Leaders from various religions and countries meet to share ideas on making pilgrimage cities environmentally sustainable.
To show their support for Mohammad Sabaneh, a Palestinian political cartoonist who has been in Israeli custody since February, 75 Israeli artists are exhibiting their work in an Israeli magazine.
On average, West Bank Palestinians have access to about 70 liters of water a day per person; inside the Green Line, communities use about 300 liters per person.
Dr. James Gordon, from Washington, D.C., is helping Gazans and Israelis learn how to help themselves deal with the traumas of conflict. But now he is running out of funding.
The jurist who taught Israeli officers to handle asylum claims says he's 'saddened' and 'embarrassed' at the way the system has turned out.
The Mejdi Tours company take pains to present both sides of the reality in these parts – not without paying a price.
Mount Carmel is the only known place in the world where Neanderthals and early modern man crossed paths. No wonder UNESCO recently named its caves – inhabited continuously for half a million years -- a World Heritage Site.
Sheikh Ghassan Menasra espouses a mystical and progressive form of Islam, embracing music and interfaith cooperation. But some fundamentalist Muslims reject the inclusive teachings and are responding with threats and violence.