Posts Tagged ‘West Bank’

UK church leaders criticise Israeli government plans for West Bank Comments 0

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Two UK church leaders have written to the Israeli Ambassador and the British Prime Minister, criticising Israel’s government’s proposed plan to annex Palestinian land this year. The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, both oppose Israel’s plans for Israeli armed forces to unilaterally annex parts of the West Read more

Vatican cautions Israel over West Bank annexation plan Comments 0

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The Holy See is concerned about an Israeli plan to unilaterally annex a large portion of land in the West Bank, said a Vatican statement. “The Holy See is following the situation closely and expresses concern about any future actions that could further compromise dialogue,” said the statement released May 20. The Vatican press office Read more

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Comments 0

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Dead Sea scrolls will now be accessible for public viewing, and you don’t even need to leave your home to see them. Orchestrated under the Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) with support from Google, the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library is a free, online archive comprised of thousands of high resolution fragments. History, now, is Read more

Israeli wall will affect Salesian school and winery Comments 0

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The United States Catholic bishops have joined the bishops of the Holy Land in condemning the Israeli government’s plans to re-route its separation wall through the Cremisan Valley, near Bethlehem, in a way that will cut 58 Christian families off from their agricultural and recreational lands. The proposed route of the Israeli wall will also Read more

Church of the Nativity gets world heritage status Comments 0

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The ancient basilica on the site of Jesus’ birth has been given world heritage status by Unesco, the educational, scientific and cultural agency of the United Nations. The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, built over the cave venerated as Christ’s birthplace, is the oldest complete church in the Christian world. It was dedicated in Read more