Politics & Society News
Michele Chabin - Religion News ServiceDecember 07, 2017
Among Israel’s large non-Jewish population — the 19 percent that is predominantly Muslim but also includes Christians and Druze — the response was decidedly negative.
Faith News
Michele Chabin - Religion News ServiceAugust 17, 2017
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.
Faith Dispatches
Michele Chabin - Religion News ServiceAugust 08, 2017

JERUSALEM (RNS) — Archaeologists excavating in northern Israel believe they may have discovered the biblical city of Bethsaida, the hometown of three of Jesus’ apostles on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Worshippers light their candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Ammar Awad
Faith News
Michele Chabin - Religion News ServiceApril 13, 2017
According to Orthodox tradition, the stone on which Jesus was buried, in what is now the Sepulchre church, emits a light that bursts into flames initially cool enough to touch before turning scalding hot.
Rula Badarna, left, and Stuart Levy, both nurses at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, say their ward is a model of religious coexistence and friendship. RNS photo by Michele Chabin
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Michele Chabin - Religion News ServiceJune 30, 2016
While many may think Israel is a land of conflict, the hospital is but one example of inter-religious harmony, a pocket of peaceful co-existence.