VATICAN CITY (RNS) As part of the accord, the Vatican has thrown its support behind a peace deal based on the 1967 border, before Israel annexed large swaths of territory during the Six-Day War.
WASHINGTON -- The status of Jerusalem has been at the top of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ever since Israel was recognized in 1948. The official U.S. policy is spelled out in a State Department manual: "For a person born in Jerusalem, write JERUSALEM as the place of birth in the passport. Do not write Israel, Jordan or West Bank."
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israel's Foreign Ministry representative said the government was “disappointed by the decision."
The treaty, not yet signed, makes clear the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The two nuns offer a glimmer of hope for Middle Eastern Christians, beset by violence and recent targeting by militants from the Islamic State group.
In an imaginary sermon, Prime Minister Netanyahu confesses his electoral campaign mistakes.
HAR HOMA, West Bank (Reuters) "Whoever moves to establish a Palestinian state or intends to withdraw from territory is simply yielding territory for radical Islamic terrorist attacks against Israel."
This month's religious freedom news and views from around the world. Read with caution. Prozac optional.
(RNS) The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale, resigned last week after he wrote a controversial New York Times letter.
I’m so troubled by all that is happening in our world. The forest fires this summer, the airplanes being lost or shot down, the fighting in Gaza. Where has God gone?
Rev. James Martin, editor-at-large for "America" magazine, says his recent trip to the Middle East revealed surprising new truths about Jesus that many have not previously considered.
(RNS) The trip will include Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and former Southern Baptist ethics czar Richard Land.
(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA) is no longer selling the controversial "Zionism Unsettled" on its website, to the relief of many Jewish organizations.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israelis were moved when he kissed the hands of the Holocaust survivors. But some haven't shaken the memory of centuries of anti-Semitism sparked by the Roman Catholic Church.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Anti-Muslim bus and newspaper ads aim to circumvent the national media.