European Legislator Condemns Closure Bethlehem Church

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service BETHLEHEM/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- A European Parliament member has condemned the reported closure of the Arabic First Baptist Church in Bethlehem by the Palestinian Authority.

Death Toll Gaza Fighting Reaches Nearly 900 (In-Depth)

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel
ap_gaza_israeli_bombing_palestinians_12jan091JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel continued military attacks in the Gaza Strip Monday, January 12, with troops moving further into the world's most populated region and Israeli warplanes pounding homes of Hamas fighters and smuggling tunnels near the Egyptian border.

BosNewsLife Week in Review: Christians Killed, Jews Called ‘Security Risk’ By Extremists (Nov.25-Dec.2)

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By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest bosnewslifelogo BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's November 25-December 2 news week began with a massive explosion as at least five people were killed and dozens injured when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state.

BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Army Fighting In Gaza City

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel ap-palestinians-run-during-an-israeli-airstrike-in-rafah-eng-190-12jan091JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli forces entered Gaza City Tuesday, January 13, battling Hamas militants and marking a new phase in Israel's 18-days offensive that Palestinian medics say left over 900 people dead and thousands more injured.

BREAKING NEWS: Hamas Admits Minister Killed; UN Compound Attacked

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Jerusalem Bureau Chief with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos hamas_war0402JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News) -- The militant group Hamas admitted Thursday, January 15, that Israel had killed one of its key ministers in a major air strike in Gaza City, while the United Nations expressed outrage that Israeli forces attacked a U.N. compound used by refugees.

Palestinian Christians Report Suffering In Israel, Gaza

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service israel-gaza-ceasefire GAZA/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian Christians in Israel and across the border in Gaza were facing more difficulties Sunday, August 31, after being forced out of a church in Jerusalem, while in Gaza they were among those rebuilding their lives after weeks of death and destruction.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel Opens Humanitarian Corridor

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afp_palestinians_victim_israel_gaza_07jan09_190(ADDS MORE DETAILS, HAMAS REACTION) BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -- Israel is halting its military operations for three hours a day beginning Wednesday, January 7, to allow humanitarian aid to enter into Gaza, Israeli officials said.

U.N. Admits Its School Was Not Hit By Israel (BosNewsLife Investigation)

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANSJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -– The United Nations admitted Thursday, February 5, that the Israel Defense Force (IDF) did not hit a United Nations-run school, correcting its earlier media statements that a massacre occurred within the U.N. education facility.

BREAKING NEWS: US Bishops Rush To Israel As Ground Offensive Continues (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

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By BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent George Whitten in Israel ap_israel_offensive_gaza_victim_05jan09_190JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- More than half of the United States' Lutheran bishops were on their way to Israel Monday, January 5, amid international concerns that an Israeli offensive against the militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would lead to more suffering of civilians, including the territory's Christian minority.

BREAKING NEWS: Rockets From Lebanon Hit Israel; Gaza Battle Rages (In-Depth)

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By George Whitten, Jerusalem Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -- Suspected militants fired several rockets into Israel from neighboring Lebanon Wednesday, January 14, the second such attack in a week, residents and Israeli officials said.