JERUSALEM, May 31 (CDN) — A Messianic Jewish congregation leader whose son was almost killed by a bomb planted by an ultra-right wing Jew said he feels like the Israeli criminal justice system has abandoned him. On Monday (May 28), the Jerusalem District Court approved a ….
ISTANBUL, September 15 (CDN) — Messianic Jews in a suburb west of Jerusalem continue to be harassed for following their faith, this time by someone anonymously placing flyers in public areas singling out members of Messianic congregations. The flyers began appearing two weeks ….
JERUSALEM, July 2 (CDN) — A hard-line Jewish ultra-Orthodox group in Israel that singles out Jewish Christians known as Messianic Jews for harassment and abuse is taking aim at a couple it claims is manipulating minors into becoming Christians. The group, Yad L’Achim, this ….
ISTANBUL, November 4 (CDN) — An unidentified arsonist in Israel set fire to a Jerusalem church building that has long been a focal point for anti-Christian sentiment in a Jewish ultra-Orthodox-leaning neighborhood, church officials said. On Friday (Oct. 29) shortly before 1 ….
ISTANBUL, September 3 (CDN) — An Israeli man accused of planting a homemade bomb that almost killed the son of a Messianic Jewish pastor in Ariel, Israel has been declared competent to stand trial. Jack Teitel, 37, who in November was indicted on two charges of pre-meditated ….
ISTANBUL, July 14 (CDN) — A congregation of Messianic Jews in Israel who recently lost a lawsuit against an ultra-orthodox Jewish group that allegedly incited a riot against them has decided not to appeal their case, the church’s pastor said. After meeting with his ….
ISTANBUL, April 23 (CDN) — After a final court hearing in Israel last week, a church of Messianic Jews awaits a judge’s decision that could force an ultra-orthodox Jewish organization to publicly apologize to them for starting a riot and ransacking a baptismal service. ….
JERUSALEM, December 28 (CDN) — A Christian of Jewish origin who has been attacked on the streets here four times because of his faith in Christ is seeking police protection. Jerusalem resident Yossi Yomtov said police have been slow to investigate hate crimes against him by ….
ISTANBUL, November 13 (CDN) — One morning during the week of March 10, 2008 in Ariel, Israel, David Ortiz opened his Bible randomly, read the words on the pages that opened before him and was filled with dread. “I opened the book to Jeremiah, and a verse jumped out, ….
July 16 (CDN) — JERUSALEM , July 15 (Compass Direct News) – For three long years a Jewish believer in Christ struggled to keep her bakery business alive after the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the country’s highest religious governing body, annulled her kashrut ….
JERUSALEM, July 15 (CDN) — For three long years a Jewish believer in Christ struggled to keep her bakery business alive after the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the country’s highest religious governing body, annulled her kashrut (Jewish dietary law) certificate because of her ….
HAIFA, Israel, July 8 (CDN) — Here in Israel’s third-largest city, it was not possible for the Russian Orthodox relatives of a 65-year-old woman who died on June 27 to find a Christian cemetery for her. Their plight – for five days the body of Nadejda Edelman was stored at ….
July 8 (CDN) — HAIFA, Israel, July 8 (Compass Direct News) – Here in Israel’s third-largest city, it was not possible for the Russian Orthodox relatives of a 65-year-old woman who died on June 27 to find a Christian cemetery for her. Their plight – for five days ….
June 23 (CDN) — St. Nicolay parishioners Photo: Ksenia SvetlovaMIGDAL HA-EMEQ, Israel, June 22 (Compass Direct News) – When the congregation at St. Nicolay church in this northern Israeli town gathered on that quiet Friday morning of May 29, they never ….
MIGDAL HA-EMEQ, Israel, June 22 (CDN) — When the congregation at St. Nicolay church in this northern Israeli town gathered on that quiet Friday morning of May 29, they never expected to be showered with stones. The Russian Orthodox worshipers, including many women, children and the ….
October 26 (CDN) — Fire damage at church (photo: Al Muller)JERUSALEM, October 26 (Compass Direct News) – Rapid police and fire department response to a blaze in a Western Jerusalem Baptist church averted extensive damage from an act police suspect is arson. In 1982 ….
December 28 (CDN) — Orthodox Jews disrupting worship service December 28 (Compass) – Orthodox Jews disrupted a Messianic congregation’s worship service in the Israeli town of Beersheba on Saturday (December 24). During the service, two young women from the nearby town ….
September 21 (CDN) — Polly Sigulim, in front of her homeSeptember 21 (Compass) — The Israeli High Court on September 12 heard a petition by ultra-orthodox Jews to hold a 700-person demonstration in front of the house of a family of Messianic Jews. In the past, the ….
September 12 (CDN) — (Compass) — As violence escalated between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants, the only Bible bookshop in Nablus got caught in the middle. According to local staff of the Bible Society in the West Bank, the Israeli army commandeered their Bible ….
October 20 (CDN) — (Compass) – Three Ethiopian-born sisters who believe in Jesus and who have had their Israeli citizenship revoked sent a new letter of appeal on September 19 to Israel’s acting Minister of Interior. In the spring of 1999, the three sisters were told ….
April 21 (CDN) — (Compass) – Christian institutions in Israel fear that their work will be seriously impeded if a new government regulation is applied to limit the stay of foreign volunteers to four months. Some institutions might even be forced to close their ..