Tagged with Bethlehem

O Come, Ye Gazan Christians, to Bethlehem

O Come, Ye Gazan Christians, to Bethlehem

This article was first published at Christianity Today, on December 20. Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity has restored its sparkling mosaics and marble columns to their original glory for the first time in 600 years. “It has become such a beautiful church,” Ziad al-Bandak, head of the local project committee of Christian leaders, told the … Continue reading

Jewish Settler: I am a Passionate Defender of Palestinian Rights

Jewish Settler: I am a Passionate Defender of Palestinian Rights

This article first published at Lapido Media. Palestinian Christian jaws dropped in shock. Gathered to promote their narrative to international evangelicals largely supportive of Israel, a bespectacled, long-bearded, Yarmulke-wearing Jewish settler appeared on screen. He spoke, and their surprise deepened. ‘I am a passionate defender of Palestinian rights,’ Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger told the audience. ‘Zionism … Continue reading