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In Depth: Palestine


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Crossing Barriers, Finding Faith and Forgiveness (One-to-One blog, 13 October 2017) The conveyer belt went round and round at baggage claim in Tel Aviv and I prayed. We had been delayed in New York two hours and I feared my luggage had missed the connection. Then, I saw the little green tag on the black bag that said, “Bella and Lola’s Nana!” I jumped into a taxi and said, “Jerusalem please!...”

Patriarchs Say Mideast Churches Are in Danger (One-to-One blog, 14 August 2017) Mideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs decried the desperate situation they face as shepherds of churches “whose existence is in real danger.” They categorized the continued displacement of Christians from the Middle East as “a genocidal project, a humanitarian catastrophe and a plague of the earth’s civilization...”

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...

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...

The Christians of Gaza (One-to-One blog, 5 October 2016) I remember hearing a story from another journalist I knew when I was living in Beirut about a Christian woman in Gaza who had been dragged from her car by people loyal to Hamas who berated her for not wearing the headscarf in public...

Christmas in Gaza (One-to-One blog, 21 December 2015) 20 December 2015 will be one great day to remember. It was the day of the Christmas celebration at the Holy Family Church in Gaza, celebrating with members of the heroic small Latin parish who call Gaza home...

CNEWA in Solidarity with Cremisan (One-to-One blog, 8 September 2015) The Catholic world has done everything in its power to try to stop the Israeli military from constructing an annexation wall in the Cremisan Valley on land belonging to both the Catholic Church and some 60 Palestinian families from Beit Jala. A new report published by the Society of St. Yves — Catholic Center for Human Rights, The Last Nail in Bethlehem’s Coffin: The Annexation Wall in Cremisan, documents this long legal battle meant to bring justice to the church and people of Beit Jala...

Gaza Situation Update (Reports, 25 February 2015) During this visit, we were accompanied by a senior level group from Misereor, the aid agency of the Catholic Church in Germany, which has partnered with us and our colleague, Mr. Joseph Hazboun. This was his first time to the Gaza Strip...