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[Olive Branch is an e-publication of Father Raed Abusahlia, Latin Patriarchate Jerusalem]. Van Teeffelen does not find it a surprise that families leave. The Latin Catholic Bishop Sabbah, who last week visited Christian and Moslem sites that were bombed, told the local Palestinian TV about the pain...
The annual feast of the Holy Virgin in Deir Rafat in the Palestinian territories usually draws 3000 to 4000 pilgrims. However, this year the number was not more than 300-400 people only, due to the actual situation, especially because all the Christian Palestinians from the Palestinian territories...
Father Abusahlia criticized the Jerusalem Post for its article about "Pat Boone coming on Christian solidarity visit" (JP 27 October 2000). This article was meant to depict the solidarity of millions and millions of Christians world-wide toward Israel. Abusahlia writes there are "scores of letters...
Pax Christi, the international Catholic peace movement, has been monitoring closely the developments in the Middle East. This year, the Arab Education Institute in Bethlehem became an Affiliated Organization with the movement. Pax Christi has been organizing several fact finding missions and...
On October 25, the Jerusalem Post published an article about hundreds of Palestinian Christians fleeing the Palestinian territories. An Israeli spokesman referred in this regard to a radical sermon of Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abu Halabiya. This article, like the sermon of the Palestinian preacher,...
Israel concentrated its evil efforts to provoke sectarian strife among Palestinian Muslims and Christians in the city of Nazareth. The Israeli government allowed the construction of a mosque on 700 feddans near the Church of the Annunciation in the town.
Pilgrims shed tears of frustration at the locked door of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity on Monday as Holy Land churches shut in protest over plans to build a mosque near a Christian shrine in Nazareth.
The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) said on Tuesday it had asked the Latin Church to exclude the West Bank from a two-day Christian strike protesting at the building of a mosque in Nazareth, Jesus’ home town.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in the Holy Land, Michel Sabbah, has accused Israel of discriminating against Christians by giving Muslims permission to build a mosque near the main church in Nazareth over Vatican protests.
A few years ago the former prime minister of Jordan, Taher Masri, commented that "If the 20th was the century of nationalism, then the 21st may be the century of religion". Masri’s premonition appears nowhere more germane than in the stew of sectarian tensions presently stirring (and being stirred...

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