Joseph Krauss

Joseph Krauss is an author at Religion News Service.

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Palestinians, Israel police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque; 53 hurt

By Joseph Krauss — May 7, 2021
JERUSALEM (AP) —The clashes erupted when Israeli police deployed heavily as Muslims were performing evening prayers at Al-Aqsa during the holy month of Ramadan.

Christians mark Good Friday amid lingering virus woes

By Joseph Krauss — April 2, 2021
JERUSALEM (AP) — "Things are open, but cautiously and gradually," said Wadie Abunassar, an adviser to church leaders in the Holy Land.

Jews split over storied charity’s support for settlements

By Joseph Krauss — February 23, 2021
(AP) — The charity, known by its Hebrew acronym KKL, is considering expanding into the occupied West Bank, sparking opposition from left-leaning Jewish groups in the U.S.

‘GOD TV’ spat exposes tensions between Israel, evangelicals

By Joseph Krauss — May 18, 2020
JERUSALEM (AP) — An evangelical broadcaster in Israel now risks being taken off the air over suspicions of trying to convert Jews to Christianity, exposing tensions between Israel and its evangelical Christian supporters.

Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

By Mohammad Daraghmeh and Joseph Krauss — December 9, 2019
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — For decades, people in Bethlehem have watched as tour groups spend a few hours at the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and then return to Israel.
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