Israel Palestine

Faith News
Israel's 1978 Antiquities Law was tightened in 2012 and again last year, so that all licensed dealers are now required to share images of everything in their inventory.
People cross into Jerusalem from the West Bank through Checkpoint 300 (CNS photo/courtesy Sean Hawkey, World Council of Churches).
Arts & Culture Books
Elizabeth WebbAugust 10, 2017
Elizabeth Webb reviews "A Land Without Borders" by Nir Baram.
Faith Faith in Focus
Ron HansenJuly 20, 2017
Why Ron Hansen will never read the Gospels the same.
Politics & Society News
The festival cultivates a conversation of hope around the Holy Land, with many groups coming together to engage visitors with the situation of Christians and of peace in the Holy Land.
Politics & Society Video
America FilmsJuly 05, 2017
Three years after the 50-day war broke out in Gaza, local artists are helping children heal from war's traumas.
Gazans cannot leave or enter the territory except under extraordinary circumstances and only with the reluctant permission of Israeli or Egyptian authorities. (CNS photo/Mohammed Saber, EPA)
Politics & Society Features
Matt Malone, S.J.July 01, 2017
After countless wars, the Palestinian citizens of a tiny strip of land surrounded by Israel find a way to persevere.