NEWS ALERT: ‘Santa Claus’ Kills Christian Leader In Israel

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERURSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- A leader of Israel's Christian minority has been stabbed to death by a man dressed as Santa Claus, prompting the arrest of six locals in connection with the murder, church and police officials said Saturday, January 7.

BREAKING NEWS: US Bishops Rush To Israel As Ground Offensive Continues (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

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By BosNewsLife Chief International Correspondent Stefan J. Bos with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent George Whitten in Israel ap_israel_offensive_gaza_victim_05jan09_190JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY (BosNewsLife)-- More than half of the United States' Lutheran bishops were on their way to Israel Monday, January 5, amid international concerns that an Israeli offensive against the militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would lead to more suffering of civilians, including the territory's Christian minority.

A “Prayer Under Fire” Brings Hope to Israel

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)–- A song written by American Christians to encourage embattled Israel, entitled, "A Prayer Under Fire," has aired for the first time on Israeli radio and television, Worthy News learned Wednesday, January 14.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians Urge Prayers Amid Hamas-Israel Ceasefire; War Feared

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Middle East Correspondent reporting from Israel and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- A tense ceasefire began late Wednesday between the ruling militant Hamas group in the Gaza Strip and Israel following weeklong fighting, but Christians in Israel urged prayers amid fears of an all-out war.

BREAKING NEWS: Traffickers Threaten To Kill Eritrean Christian Hostage

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By BosNewsLife Africa Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Time was running out Thursday, November 22, for an abducted Christian Eritrean man in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after his kidnappers told him to pay $25,000 or face “organ harvesting” and be killed, he and Christian rights activists said.

Militants Fire Mortars Towards Israel; Convoy Attacked

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By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Jerusalem MIDEAST ISRAEL PALESTINIANSJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife) –- Humanitarian aid continued to flow into Gaza on Thursday, January 23, despite nearly a dozen mortar shells being fired towards Israel so far, officials said, and reports of a Jordanian convoy being attacked by suspected Hamas militants.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Fires Long Range Missiles Able To Hit Israel

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife missile1TEHRAN/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Iran on Monday “test” fired long range Shabab-3 and Sajjil rockets that could potentially reach Israel and U.S. military bases in the Gulf region, Iranian media said.

BREAKING NEWS: Kadima “Wins” Israel Elections, Exit Polls Show

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George Whitten, BosNewsLife Chief Middle East Correspondent reporting from Jerusalem tzipi-livni1JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni looked set to become Israel's second female prime minister as her centrist Kadima party won Tuesday's parliamentary election, exit polls showed.

BREAKING: ‘Executed Jesus Christ Risen From Death, Tomb Empty’, Friends Say

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife emptyJERUSALEM (BosNewsLife Columns)-- A man claiming to be the Messiah rose up from death Sunday, March 27, after He died at a cross on Golgotha hill near Jerusalem's walls, friends said. Jesus Christ had been tortured and crucified to death Friday, March 25, by Roman forces, after Jewish crowds rallied against him for claiming he is the Heavenly King who will sit "at the right hand" of his Heavenly Father, giving eternal life to everyone who believes in Him.

BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Airstrikes Kill Over 300 In Gaza; Christians In Crossfire

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife ap_gaza_israelwarplanes_29dJERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- The World Council of Churches (WCC) condemned on Monday, December 29, ongoing Israeli airstrikes against the militant Islamist group Hamas and its infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, which reportedly killed over 300 Palestinians, injured up to 1,000, and put the territory's Christian minority in the crossfire.