Within the past hour, Haaretz has reported that the Israeli and Jerusalem city governments seem to be backing away from making aggressive tax demands.
They met with Lutheran Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and wondering if the wider world has forgotten that there are Christians in the country, too; although they are bleeding out of the holy lands at an alarming rate, according to those left behind.
The oldest compete copy of the Ten Commandments, a 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll, will briefly be part of an exhibit at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum, “A Brief History of Humankind.”
According to The Guardian:
The exhibit includes tools used in an elephant hunt from 1.5m years ago, the oldest known remains of a communal bonfire from 800,000 years ago, skulls from the oldest remains of a family burial and the world’s oldest complete sickle — a 9,000-year-old object that represents the transition from […]
Episcopal News Service has been reporting on Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s participation in an interfaith delegation to the Holy Land, during the week of Prayer for Christian Unity:
In seeking a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, people of faith need to be effective partners committed to hearing multiple narratives, say members of a broad U.S. interfaith delegation, led by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, during a weeklong pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The 15-member delegation of Jews, Christians […]