WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' popularity with young people and his willingness to take a tough stand on Netanyahu, Trump, the settler movement and the failed peace process won him exuberant support here.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — An architectural dig looking for Dead Sea Scrolls in the Qumran region has sparked a debate over ownership of artifacts from Israel's past.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (RNS) — Sharply contrasting narratives emerged as the group's four-day conference drew roughly 150 evangelical Christians to this Oklahoma City suburb last week.
(RNS) — As the Presbyterian Church (USA) prepares for its biennial General Assembly in St. Louis beginning Saturday (June 16), many PCUSA leaders are hoping to bring reform to the dwindling mainline Protestant denomination.
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor is that rare Jewish book: an utter tour de force.
(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.
(AP) — As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp contrast to the violence engulfing their homelands this week.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Iran's president on Friday strongly criticized the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian cause.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel as fulfillment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith's compassion and justice, including for those who have endured half a century of Israeli occupation.
(AP) Fervent religious activists, urged on by Hamas, roam the streets with loudspeakers calling people to early prayers.
Trump's peace plan, the president says, will be decided "in the not-too-distant future" and "everybody says it is not going to work."
(RNS) The resolution, which passed Sunday at the church's general synod in Baltimore, also calls on the U.S. to withhold military assistance.
(RNS) Whether the president's time abroad will appease faith groups upset by his proposed Muslim travel ban and his waffling over the possibility of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem — among other thorny issues — remains to be seen.
(Reuters) It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months and targeted officer cadets as they disembarked from a bus that brought them to the Armon Hanatziv promenade.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - This Christmas, for once, Bethlehem really can boast again that there is no room at the inn, as relative calm in the Israeli-occupied West Bank brings pilgrims and tourists flocking to the town of Jesus's birth.