BREAKING NEWS: Christians Urge Prayers Amid Hamas-Israel Ceasefire; War Feared

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.

European Legislator Condemns Closure Bethlehem Church

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.

BREAKING: Iran “Delaying” Tuesday Execution Pastor Nadarkhani; Concerns Remain

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.  

NEWS ALERT: ‘Santa Claus’ Kills Christian Leader In Israel

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel Soldier Released After 5 Years Captivity (WRAP)

>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.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Suggests Destruction Israel As Jewish State

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's Supreme leader made clear Saturday, October 1, that his country wants to destroy Israel as a Jewish state.

BREAKING NEWS: UN Asked To Recognize Palestinian State (News Watch)

By BosNewsLife News Center NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas officially asked the United Nations on Friday, September 23, to recognize Palestine as an independent state, despite fierce resistance from the United States and Israel.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel PM Condemns Attack On Cairo Embassy (News Watch)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Saturday, September 10, that a massive attack on the Israeli embassy in Egypt's capital Cairo could undermine peace between the two neighboring states.

NEWS ALERT: Israel Retaliates in Gaza After Gunmen Attack Near Eilat

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.

Israel Group Campaigns Against Messianic Jews, Missionaries

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- A hard-line Jewish ultra-Orthodox group in Israel has launched a campaign against Christian missionaries and Jewish Christians, known as Messianic Jews, who they view as a security threat.

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