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.

Hamas Announces ‘Ceasefire’ With Israel

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BosNewsLife Middle East Service rocketJERUSALEM/GAZA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Militant group Hamas announced a "ceasefire" Sunday, January 18, giving Israeli troops a week to leave, hours after an Israeli ceasefire began.

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.

Israel Probes Church Fire In Jerusalem

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli authorities continue to investigate an arson attack on a Jerusalem church building that church h officials say has long been a focal point for anti-Christian sentiment in a Jewish ultra-Orthodox-leaning neighborhood.

BREAKING NEWS: Traffickers Threaten To Kill Eritrean Christian Hostage

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Time was running out Thursday, November 22, for an abducted Christian Eritrean man in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after his kidnappers told him to pay $25,000 or face “organ harvesting” and be killed, he and Christian rights activists said.

Half Israel Wants Temple Rebuilt, poll

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Jerusalem Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -- Nearly half of Israelis want the Biblical Temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem according to a major opinion poll, commissioned by Israel's Knesset Television Channel and monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday, July 24.

BREAKING: ‘Executed Jesus Christ Risen From Death, Tomb Empty’, Friends Say

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife emptyJERUSALEM (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A man claiming to be the Messiah rose up from death Sunday, March 27, after He died at a cross on Golgotha hill near Jerusalem's walls, friends said. Jesus Christ had been tortured and crucified to death Friday, March 25, by Roman forces, after Jewish crowds rallied against him for claiming he is the Heavenly King who will sit "at the right hand" of his Heavenly Father, giving eternal life to everyone who believes in Him.

BREAKING: Jesus Christ Risen From Death, Followers Say

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife tombjerusalem JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A man claiming to be the  Messiah  rose up from death Sunday, April 5, after he died at a cross on Golgotha hill near Jerusalem's walls, his friends said.

NEWS WATCH: Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls Muslims To Prepare For ‘Savior’

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel iran-ayatollah-gett_129582s1JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims around the world to mobilize their troops alongside Iran against Israel and the United States to prepare for the coming of the "Mahdi" seen as "the savior of Islam".

BREAKING NEWS: Israel’s Ex-Prime Minister Sharon Dies At 85

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Ariel-SharonJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel was plunged into mourning Saturday, January 11,  after confirmation that its former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had died at age 85. Comatose for 8 years after a stroke, the former soldier turned statesman finally lost his last battle for life after his health had taken a downturn, his son Gilad announced.