FaithFaith in Focus
Stephanie Saldaña
This year, I barely recognized Bethlehem, the city I know so well.
Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem stand guard on May 10, 2018, as Palestinians demonstrate ahead of Israeli Independence Day. (CNS photo/Mussa Qawasma, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michel Sabbah
In the 53rd year of Israel’s military occupation of Palestine, Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah asks Christians worldwide to join a nonviolent resistance movement shaped by the “logic of love.”
Judith Sudilovsky
Israeli police arrested a Jewish man after he allegedly threw a firebomb inside the Basilica of All Nations at Gethsemane Church on the Mount of Olives Dec. 4.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Judith Sudilovsky
According to the Oslo Accords, Israel retains control over security and land management in “Area C,” 60 percent of the West Bank, where Mr. Abu Eid’s orchard is located. He feels his land is under constant threat of confiscation by Israel.
FaithFaith in Focus
Stephanie Saldaña
During Jerusalem’s lockdown, my family saw the Holy Land—and each other—with new eyes.
A demonstrator holding a Palestinian flag stands amid Israeli border police during a protest against Israeli settlements and U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. The protest was in the Jordan Valley, part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Feb. 25, 2020. (CNS photo/Raneen Sawafta, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The late-evening statement signaled the Vatican’s wish to let the whole world know that it fundamentally disagrees with any annexation.