By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- A tense ceasefire began late Wednesday between the ruling militant Hamas group in the Gaza Strip and Israel following weeklong fighting, but Christians in Israel urged prayers amid fears of an all-out war.
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.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Iran delayed the execution of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani which was due Tuesday, February 28, apparently amid international pressure, an online Israeli news network reported.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERURSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- A leader of Israel's Christian minority has been stabbed to death by a man dressed as Santa Claus, prompting the arrest of six locals in connection with the murder, church and police officials said Saturday, January 7.
>Released soldier gives first ever TV interview after release >Ghalit says he missed family, hopes deal will boost peace >Hamas supporters demand more kidnappings By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released Tuesday, October 18, after he was held over five years captive by militant group Hamas. Over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners were to be released in exchange, 477 of them on the same day.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by VOA News' Scott Bobb in Jerusalem JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife/VOA News)-- Israeli aircraft hit Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip late Thursday, August 19, killing six people, in retaliation for deadly attacks against Israelis earlier in the day.