Monthly Archives: January 2008
For centuries, millions of Christian pilgrims visited the Holy Land to pray in the holy houses of worship. Palestinian Christians from all denominations who built these churches for centuries had the freedom to worship, without any problems from the nearby Muslims.
In advance of the first visit by President Bush to Israel while in office, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Salai Meridor told the Israeli media that, in his judgment, negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians will touch the most sensitive nerves of both sides.
On the eve of President Bush's visit to Israel, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert issued an official statement announcing the Palestinian terrorists who murdered two off-duty Israeli soldiers, who were hiking in an Israeli nature reserve last Friday, were actually Palestinian policemen who served directly under Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority.
That vision has turned into a prophecy, explained Shibley Kando, who owns one of the biggest Christian souvenir stores in Bethlehem.