Israel Palestine

Israeli border police arrest a Palestinian man near Ramallah, West Bank, during a late-December protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
In his annual "state of the world address" Jan. 8 to diplomats from more than 180 countries, Pope Francis urged countries once again to respect the status quo of Jerusalem. 
Palestinian protesters take cover behind a metal plate during clashes with Israeli troops following protests against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Politics & Society News
The embassy move appears to make an already delicate existence even more complicated for Palestinian Christians.
Politics & Society News
Speaking on the 100th anniversary of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's proposed League of Nations, Francis said today's leaders can learn two lessons from the ashes of World War I.
Arts & Culture Film
Raymond A. Schroth, S.J.January 02, 2018
For filmgoers depressed by films from Israel and Palestine, “In Between” offers a change of place and point-of-view.
Faith Faith in Focus
William Collins DonahueDecember 22, 2017
We are full conspirators in this commerce, for we, too, have come to buy our bit of Bethlehem.
Politics & Society News
Pope Francis and King Abdullah renewed their commitment to “encourage negotiations as well as promoting interreligious dialogue.”