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In Depth: Israel


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Sami El-Youself, New CEO of Latin Patriarchate: ‘Please Pray for All of Us’ (One-to-One blog, 3 October 2017) CNEWA’s former regional director for Palestine and Israel, Sami El-Yousef, has taken the reins as the Chief Executive Officer of the Latin Patriarchate — the first lay person to hold the position...

How St. Rachel’s is Helping Israel’s Migrant Community (One-to-One blog, 11 July 2017) You can walk past a building a dozen times, but until you knock on the door and step inside you have no idea what you’ve been missing. That’s exactly how I felt when CNEWA asked me to write a feature about the St. Rachel Day Care Center in Jerusalem, which is housed in a prefabricated building on the grounds of a monastery I hadn’t known existed...

New Gaza Report Highlights Challenges, Sources of Hope (One-to-One blog, 5 June 2017) Sami El-Yousef, CNEWA’s regional director for Palestine and Israel, recently visited Gaza to provide a status update. His report is now available on our site. One noteworthy detail concerned the state of institutional growth — especially among Christian initiatives...

Archbishop: Despite Suffering, Christians in the Holy Land Remain Strong in Faith (One-to-One blog, 19 December 2016) Except for specific incidents in Egypt and one in Libya, Christians in the Middle East are suffering the same fate as their fellow citizens, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, told media in response to a journalist’s question at his first Christmas news conference...

Is Christianity in the Middle East Facing Extinction? (One-to-One blog, 13 December 2016) A recent gathering at Villanova University looked at the ongoing crisis in the Middle East — and found some compelling conclusions...

90 Years, 90 Heroes: Kamil and Agnes Shehade (One-to-One blog, 17 November 2016) You would be hard-pressed to find a couple with a deeper commitment to the Gospel — and more zeal for caring for the less fortunate — than Kamil and Agnes Shehade, a heroic couple we profiled in 1998...

Impressions from Israel (One-to-One blog, 18 July 2016) I boarded the flight to Tel Aviv in a plane filled with men wearing tall black hats and sporting beards, women in wigs and kerchiefs — many of them carrying babies — with toddlers running in front and older ones trailing behind...

‘Our Lady Who Brings Down Walls’: A Powerful Icon for the Holy Land (One-to-One blog, 23 June 2016) Graffiti painted along the Separation wall, charged with political and social messages, have always been a form of protest against Israel’s unjust measures. Near the Emmanuel Monastery in Bethlehem, an icon of the Mother of God emerges on the 8-meter high concrete wall, revealing with its beauty the failure of communities to love one another...