Christianity

Evangelicals against Israel: a grave trend

By Nathan Jeffay, March 15, 2012

Its provocative name was matched by the provocative logo of a church behind barbed wire, next to Israel's security barrier. Last week, some 600 Christian clerics, activists and academics gathered in Bethlehem for the Christ at the Checkpoint conference.

They discussed why, in their view, Christians who support Zionism have got it wrong.

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Rabbis condemn attacks on Israel's Christian sites

By Jessica Elgot, February 29, 2012

Leading rabbis have condemned the recent attacks on Christian sites in Jerusalem, calling the graffiti “un-Jewish and something that pains us all.”

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Catford says it with photos to departing minister

February 23, 2012

Political, civic and church representatives attended a farewell tea party for Rev Ze'ev and Yaffa Amit at Catford and Bromley Synagogue.

Many tributes were paid to the minister, who is moving to Israel.

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Ask why people are antisemitic, says leading Catholic writer

By Jennifer Lipman, February 9, 2012

Piers Paul Read, the writer of a new book about the 1894 Dreyfus Affair, was criticised this week after saying that the French soldier's treatment could be linked to Jews being a "very powerful influence in finance, in business", and that Jews should ask why people were antisemitic.

English literature Professor Jacqueline Rose, author of Proust among the Nations: From Dreyfus to the Middle East

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Bishop: anti-Zionist vicar 'no antisemite'

By Marcus Dysch, January 5, 2012

A Church of England vicar has been backed by his diocesan bishop after promoting a website which supports Holocaust denial and warns of a Zionist conspiracy controlling the world.

Reverend Stephen Sizer received the support of the Bishop of Guildford, the Right Reverend Christopher Hill, a former chaplain to the Queen, following calls for him to be suspended for linking to the site.

The bish

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Fox Latin America asks whether Jews killed Jesus

By Jennifer Lipman, December 30, 2011

A television network has issued an apology after it asked viewers whether they thought the Jews were to blame for the death of Jesus.

Fox Latin America ran a poll on its Facebook page asking people to choose between Pontius Pilate, the High Priests and the Jewish People.

The poll was placed to promote a National Geographic Christmas special.

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Catholic head criticises Israel at midnight mass

By Jennifer Lipman, December 27, 2011

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster used his Christmas sermon to mount an attack on Israel's policy in the West Bank.

Vincent Nichols, who is the head of the Catholic church of England and Wales, said during his midnight mass sermon that he was praying for families in Bethlehem.

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A Christmas carol? What the Dickens

By David Robson, December 16, 2011

The Chief Rabbi has said he enjoys Christmas carol concerts and finds them uplifting. Needless to say there has been a Scrooge or two (Menachem and Moishe Scrooge) who have said "bah humbug". I have no problem with the Chief Rabbi's taste; I agree with him.

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Church bells and a chuppah

By Jennifer Lipman, December 15, 2011

A rabbi and a priest will be joining forces this weekend to officiate at what they believe to be the UK's first Catholic-Jewish wedding ceremony in a Catholic church.

When James Hughes and his non-Jewish fiancée Eleanor Rochford tie the knot on Sunday they will have a traditional Catholic ceremony.

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Liverpool Archbishop: UN bid is 'opportunity' for Middle East

By Jennifer Lipman, September 22, 2011

The Archbishop of Liverpool has called for "intensified prayers" for a solution to the Middle East conflict as the Palestinians take their bid for unilateral statehood to the UN.

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