Special Reports

EP member Rijk van Dam of the Netherlands was one of nine members of the legislative body's Permanent Delegation for Relations with Israel who arrived for an official visit on Saturday evening, just as a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings began....
?When the orange light went away,? Tina said, ?we were faced with carnage.? A suicide bomber, about 1 meter away, detonated his explosives-laden belt, spraying lethal fire and shrapnel all over the scene and ending the lives of three people on...
As the various churches that claim rights within the Holy Sepulchre church looked to beef up their ranks on Saturday, many men who are not priests received priest?s garments so they could help defend their portion of the church, and their patriarch...
The Ceremony of the Holy Fire on the Saturday before Easter marks the climax of the season. Only a Greek Orthodox and an Armenian Orthodox priest can enter the traditional Orthodox tomb of Jesus where legend has it that a fire miraculously flashes...
"I'm stunned and appalled. I can't understand what is happening," said Rustum Abu Ghazalah, a 30-year-old shopkeeper in the center of Ramallah. He and grim-faced fellow shopkeepers zapped from one Arab TV station to another with the hope of...
This was Thursday night before the curtain went up for the Hebrew version of ?The Covenant,? a musical portraying the history of the Jewish people from Abraham until the present. This third performance of the musical in Hebrew, sponsored by the...
  ?I am speechless,? said an elderly man who saw the performance in Tel Aviv?s noted Eretz Israel Museum on Monday night. ?This explicitly expresses the heart of the Jewish people, of the nation of Israel and of the Holocaust survivors. It...
And as the first bombs dropped over Baghdad on Thursday morning, they still weren't focused on it. Despite Israeli orders for citizens to carry their gas masks with them everywhere, most people in Jerusalem were without theirs. And many still had...
With Israelis constantly on guard against Palestinian terrorism and now carrying gas masks and sealing rooms in case of a replay of the Iraqi missile strikes of the first Gulf War, Christians worldwide are not only praying for this embattled nation...
We took the cable car,? Willard Thiessen ? a veteran visitor to Israel - said with a smile when asked how he was still standing. Not willing to miss a trick, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism ensured they used the time saved scaling the sheer cliffs...

 

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