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Holy Land Deserted by Tourists as Fighting Empties Hotels

From Bloomberg News:  Omer Benjoya took a job this summer selling drinks, snacks and postcards on a hill that offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of Jerusalem. Now all the 17-year-old needs are customers. Since hostilities flared this … Continue reading

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Israel Opens Airport in Negev as Alternative to Ben-Gurion

Ovda, a military airfield, has opened after the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency temporarily canceled all flights to Israel due to a Hamas rocket attack on Tuesday. Haaretz is reporting: Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced on Wednesday that Israel … Continue reading

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Donkey Terrorists?

Israel complains of Hamas donkey-terrorists. Palestinian militant movement Hamas has launched several attacks at Israeli forces involving donkeys carrying explosives, the IDF complained. The practice doesn’t seem to be efficient, as Israelis can simply gun down the animals from a … Continue reading

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Roman Roads and Milestones

Via Ferrell’s Travel Blog: A new website devoted to Roman Roads and Milestones in Judaea/Palaestina has recently come to our attention. This site is co-sponsored by the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee Department of Holy Land Studies and … Continue reading

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Dedication of the Holy Sepulchre: First and Foremost a Place of Worship

From the Custos earlier this week: Every fifteenth of July the Diocese of Jerusalem commemorates the day that the Crusaders’ Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated as a religious building. In the same way as the Church joins together … Continue reading

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Temple Mount Flyover

While flying over the Old City of Jerusalem is not allowed, permission for this video was granted and done by a remote control helicopter. It is slow, but really nice.  

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Israel – Gaza: Protective Shields

And from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: The difference between us is that we’re using missile defense to protect our civilians and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.    

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The Negev

Stunning!    

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‘Jesus Was a Palestinian’: The Return of Christian Anti-Semitism

No, he was not! Over on Melanie’s Blog: Manger Square was bedecked with huge photomontages of classic artworks featuring Christian imagery superimposed with images from the Palestinians’ modern reality. Caravaggio’s “Ecce Homo” merged with a photograph of Palestinians crossing an … Continue reading

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Vatican: Prayer Meeting Between Pope, Israel and Palestinian Leaders To Be Held

. Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will join Pope Francis for an afternoon of prayer at the Vatican on June 8, the Vatican said Thursday. In a brief statement, the Vatican said both sides accepted the … Continue reading

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