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Faith Palestine & Israel

Kairos Palestine

A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of the Palestinian suffering.”

Now available in Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

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Palestine & Israel

A Brief Recap of Israel/Palestine in Chinese, Rachel Corrie, and the Lynching in Jerusalem

A Palestinian brings a child from Bethlehem to Jerusalem through a checkpoint.

A short recap, which has been published earlier in Christian Times (and available online, albeit behind a paywall), is reproduced on the Palestine Information Website—a Chinese-language website dedicated to the Israeli-Palestinian and related issues, set up by some Taiwanese advocates who’re inspired by Rachel Corriean American peace activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer 9 years ago when trying to stop a Palestinian house from being demolished in Gaza.

She’s then become a symbol of the international solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Her parents have subsequently filed three lawsuits, the first one in the United States, against Caterpillar, the supplier of the bulldozer, for selling the machinery knowing that it would be used in circumstances in violation of international law. The case was dismissed by the court under the rationale that, since the sale was made through the US Foreign Military Financing program, it’s a matter of the Executive Branch’s foreign policy decision and something that the Judicial Branch cannot intrude.

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Faith Palestine & Israel

The Bible and Christian Zionism

The Chinese translation of the chapter the Bible and Christian Zionism from Rev. Alex Awad’s Palestinian Memories has been published on Christian Times in Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

Rev. Alex Awad, a Palestinian/Arab evangelical pastor, visited Hong Kong and Macau late last year, and gave a series of talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Computing Palestine & Israel

From Hong Kong to Gaza (and Vice Versa)…

7,000 kilometers, months by land, weeks by sea, half a day by air, and now it’s only seconds away…

Gaza students hail via Skype video conference.
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Faith Palestine & Israel

How 60 Minutes Became a Terrorist Attack

Bob Simon: Mr. Ambassador, I’ve been doing this a long time. And I’ve received lots of reactions from just about everyone I’ve done stories about. But I’ve never gotten a reaction before from a story that hasn’t been broadcast yet.

Michael Oren: Well, there’s a first time for everything, Bob.

Above is an excerpt of the conversation between the host of 60 Minutes and the Israeli ambassador to the United States, from the 22-Apr instalment about the dwindling local Christian community in Palestine/Israel.

A shot from the 60 Minutes programme on the Christians of the Holy Land.

Governments’ manipulation and influence of the press is nothing new, but why would the Israeli government, an administration considered a friend by many Christians, regarded this programme as a “potential strategic terrorist attack”, and went out of its way to interfere with a show which aimed to expose the difficulties faced by the local Christians?

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Faith Palestine & Israel

Christ at the Checkpoint 2012

The conference Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 was successfully held in Bethlehem last month. I was delighted that some Messianic Jews and their supporters accepted the sincere invitation by the Palestinian Christians, their brothers and sisters in Christ, to participate in the event. These two parties traditionally hold two very different views on the theology of the Holy Land. This is not to say that their differences had been settled but, for a minimum, a dialogue had been started.

Besides, and perhaps more importantly, more and more Christians realize that there are God’s children on both sides of the wall and, to say the least, the difficult situations and problems a mere theology can create. The Christian faith, while being spiritual, doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and we should always strive to bring a positive and practical effect on the people and environment around us, not the other way around.

One can only hope and pray that it’s only the beginning, and us who claim to be followers of Christ will continue to work diligently for the ministry of reconciliation.

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