BREAKING NEWS: Israel Announces Ceasefire (WRAPUP)

(ADDS COMMENTS PRIME MINISTER, HAMAS, DETAILS ) By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent, with BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos afp_israel_prime_minister_ehud_olmert_190JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, announced Saturday, January 17, a unilateral cease fire but said Israeli forces would remain in the Gaza Strip, as the militant group Hamas warned it would not end fighting yet, BosNewsLife monitored.

Palestinians Remember Murdered Christian Bookstore Leader

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service news-gaza-ayyad-oct071-150x1501JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian Christians on Tuesday, October 7, urged prayers as they observed the second anniversary of the day that militants murdered the director of the only known Christian bookstore in the Gaza Strip.

NEWS ALERT: Israel Condemns Shooting At Brussels Jewish Museum; 4 Killed

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from Brussels and Jerusalem belgium-shooting-forensicJERUSALEM/BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's government has condemned the shooting and killing of as many as four people at the Jewish Museum in Belgium's capital Brussels, saying the attack underscores wider anti-Jewish sentiments.

Iran:’Arson Attack At Tomb Esther and Mordechai’

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos JERUSALEM/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian officials have admitted that fire broke out at an ancient...

BREAKING NEWS: Hamas Founder’s Christian Son Granted Asylum in U.S.

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Jerusalem Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) -- The son of a founder of the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas, who became a Christian and spied for Israel, will be granted political asylum in the United States as the Department of Homeland Security dropped its objections, BosNewsLife established Thursday, July 1.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel’s Ex-Prime Minister Sharon Dies At 85

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Ariel-SharonJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel was plunged into mourning Saturday, January 11,  after confirmation that its former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had died at age 85. Comatose for 8 years after a stroke, the former soldier turned statesman finally lost his last battle for life after his health had taken a downturn, his son Gilad announced.

Global Christmas Celebrations Overshadowed By Violence (ROUND-UP)

By BosNewsLife News Center with reports from Vatican, Africa, Asia and Middle East
VATICAN CITY/MANILA/ABUJA/BAGHDAD/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Christmas celebrations have been overshadowed by deadly violence against Christians in Africa and Asia, while several church services in the Middle East were canceled due to concerns over terror attacks.

Israel Investigating Firebomb Attack On Monastery

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service graffiti JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli police were investigating on Wednesday, August 21, a fire bomb attack on a a Roman Catholic monastery, which also involved anti-Christian graffiti.

NEWS ALERT: Israel Withdraws; Hamas “Rearms”

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel hamas-press-conferenceJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli forces appeared to withdraw from the Gaza Strip Tuesday, January 20, in time for the inauguration of Barack Obama as the United States' 44th president, but militant group Hamas said it would rearm, suggesting its conflict with Israel was not over.

BosNewsLife Week in Review: Christians Killed, Jews Called ‘Security Risk’ By Extremists (Nov.25-Dec.2)

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest bosnewslifelogo BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- BosNewsLife's November 25-December 2 news week began with a massive explosion as at least five people were killed and dozens injured when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives into a church inside the Jaji military barracks in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state.