BREAKING NEWS: UN Asked To Recognize Palestinian State (News Watch)

By BosNewsLife News Center NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas officially asked the United Nations on Friday, September 23, to recognize Palestine as an independent state, despite fierce resistance from the United States and Israel.

NEWS ALERT: Hamas Leader’s Christian Son Faces Deportation From U.S.

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Jerusalem Bureau Chief WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife) -– Masab Hassan Yousef, the son of a prominent Hamas leader who became a Christian, is facing a deportation hearing on June 30 in San Diego because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security views him as "a threat to America’s national security", Worthy News learned Monday, June 14.

BREAKING NEWS: Israel President Peres Faints, Rushed To Hospital

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service peres1JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israel's president Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital Saturday night, September 12, after he collapsed on stage while speaking at an event in Tel Aviv, officials said.

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

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.

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.

Palestinian Christians Report Suffering In Israel, Gaza

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service israel-gaza-ceasefire GAZA/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife)-- Palestinian Christians in Israel and across the border in Gaza were facing more difficulties Sunday, August 31, after being forced out of a church in Jerusalem, while in Gaza they were among those rebuilding their lives after weeks of death and destruction.

Israel Probes Church Fire In Jerusalem

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BosNewsLife)-- Israeli authorities continue to investigate an arson attack on a Jerusalem church building that church h officials say has long been a focal point for anti-Christian sentiment in a Jewish ultra-Orthodox-leaning neighborhood.

BREAKING NEWS: Hamas Admits Minister Killed; UN Compound Attacked

By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Jerusalem Bureau Chief with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos hamas_war0402JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (Worthy News) -- The militant group Hamas admitted Thursday, January 15, that Israel had killed one of its key ministers in a major air strike in Gaza City, while the United Nations expressed outrage that Israeli forces attacked a U.N. compound used by refugees.

NEWS ALERT: Iran Suggests Destruction Israel As Jewish State

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's Supreme leader made clear Saturday, October 1, that his country wants to destroy Israel as a Jewish state.

BREAKING NEWS: Traffickers Threaten To Kill Eritrean Christian Hostage

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.