JERUSALEM (RNS) — A March 7 meeting at the White House is just one of a series of meetings, dinners, lunches and coffees the Trump administration has had with evangelical leaders as it prepares to release its peace plan.
(RNS) — The U.S. secretary of state’s remarks came Monday (March 18) during a controversial phone briefing as he was leaving for a five-day trip to Beirut, Jerusalem and Kuwait City.
(AP) — Palestinians resumed their fiery protests at Gaza’s border with Israel on Friday as a U.N. human rights body criticized Israel for the 'disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force' that killed at least 59 Palestinians earlier this week. Israel condemned the resolution by the U.N. Human Rights Council as biased.
(AP) — Pope Francis warned Wednesday that the latest spasm of violence in the Holy Land is only hurting chances for peace, and he called for revived efforts at dialogue and justice.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says they're needed after a Palestinian attack. Palestinians claim Israel is trying to expand control over the Muslim-run site that is also revered by Jews.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials say the move negated the deep Jewish ties to the biblical town and its ancient shrine.
JERUSALEM (USA Today) He became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall, continuing his Mideast tour of holy sites. But his real goal is an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace pact.
(RNS) Jewish and Israeli leaders said the UNESCO resolution not only champions the Palestinian view of the conflict but ignores the site's significance to Jews.
MADRID (Reuters) The unrest, the most serious in years, has been stirred in part by anger over what Palestinians see as increased Jewish encroachment on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
A MEJDI trip might include a visit to Jesus’ birthplace of Bethlehem -- but also a meeting with an imam to talk about Jerusalem’s importance to Islam, and a Shabbat meal with an Orthodox Jewish family.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Argentine pope is currently the 5-2 favorite to win the award, which will be announced by the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, on Friday.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare," Pope Francis told the Israeli and Palestinian presidents. "It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict, yes to dialogue and no to violence."
(RNS) Pope Francis is planning to visit Jordan, Israel and the West Bank in May. But the itinerary of the brief trip is sparking debate even before details of the papal pilgrimage have been finalized.
(RNS) A group of prominent Episcopalians is criticizing their church's stand on Israel, urging it to join 15 other denominations who call for an accounting of U.S. aid to Israel. By Solange De Santis.