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Netanyahu greeted in Hague with Israeli flags and shofar

Pro-Israel Christians greet PM Netanyahu outside Dutch parliament waving Israeli flags and blowing a Shofar to show support for Israel.Hezki Baruch, the Hague, 9/7/2016, 12:05 PM

Trump supporter backtracks on suggestion that Sanders convert

Pastor who urged the religious conversion of Bernie Sanders says he hadn’t meant to insult the “Jewish faith.”JTA, 7/5/2016, 5:16 AM

Syria: Christian leader escapes suicide bomb assassination

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, head of Syriac Orthodox church, targeted in commemoration of Ottoman massacre of Christians; three killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2016, 3:07 PM

Map shows Christians facing violent Muslim persecution

Christian aid group publishes 'Prayer Map' highlighting countries where Christians face violent persecution by Islamic extremists.Hillel Fendel, 2/5/2016, 12:30 PM

'Conflict here not a war against religion, but against hate'

Rivlin meets with Christian leaders in Israel ahead of New Years' to emphasize Israel's value of free speech, religion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2015, 4:51 PM

'Price tag'? Palestinians burn down Christmas tree

Suspected Islamists arrested for burning down Christmas tree in Samaria, highlighting silent assault on Christians under PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2015, 12:46 PM

Rivlin: 'Terror is Terror' - Against Jews or Christians

Hosting Christian leaders, Rivlin urges Israel to 'act firmly' after rock attacks, draws parallels to attacks on Christian sites.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2015, 3:33 PM

Refugee Crisis: US, UK 'Ignoring Christians, Preferring Muslims'

Homeless Christians from Syria and Lebanon who manage to reach Western nations often suffer discrimination, says Gatestone Institute.Hillel Fendel, 9/16/2015, 1:27 PM

Pakistani Muslims to Refugees: Convert, or Become Slaves

Muslim charities tell homeless Christians in Pakistan that they must convert to receive aid, or else become bonded servants.Hillel Fendel, 8/31/2015, 5:47 PM

Rivlin Vows to Protect Christians in Visit with Local Leaders

'Israel, as a Jewish and democratic state [...] holds dear its responsibility to protect, the freedom and safety of all faiths in Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2015, 5:36 PM

ISIS Demolishes Ancient Monastery in Syria

ISIS demolishes monastery founded more than 1,500 years ago in central Syria.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/22/2015, 12:01 AM

ISIS Abducts 60 Christians Who Already Fled Once

Will the Christian world respond? Large number of Christians among 230 total civilians kidnapped in capture of central Syrian town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2015, 12:04 PM

Displaced Iraq Christians in Frontline Prayer for Return

Christian clerics pray in ruins of a monastery not far from jihadists, marking a year since Christians driven from ancient centers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2015, 9:53 PM

Christian Unity: Poles Provide Refuge for Syrian Christians

Individual efforts of mainly Protestant groups in Poland have opened the door for Christians fleeing the war and bloodshed in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2015, 7:21 AM

The Plot Thickens: Did Christian Soldier Really Make Up Attack?

Attorney who represented Christian soldier says he was indeed attacked by Muslims but was warned not to complain.Ben Ariel, 7/14/2015, 5:43 AM

Syrian Priest Released After a Week in Captivity

Franciscan priest serving in northern Syria released after almost a week in the hands of allegedly jihadist kidnappers.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/11/2015, 1:01 AM

Pope Condemns 'Third World War' on Middle East Christians

Vatican calls mass exodus, persecution of Christians throughout the region 'genocide' and urges world leaders to act.Tova Dvorin, 7/10/2015, 9:06 AM

Belgium Helps Hundreds of Christians Escape Syria

In recent months, 244 Christians have escaped Syria and received refugee status in Belgium, government reports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2015, 7:33 PM

Syrian Christian Leader Feared Kidnapped by Al Qaeda

Father Dhiya Aziz becomes latest Christian leader to be abducted in Syria, after not returning from 'consultations' with Nusra Front leader.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2015, 7:03 PM

Christians Fight Back Against ISIS's Islamic War

After suffering choice of forced conversion, tax to stay Christian or death, Iraqi Christians are taking up arms to fight for their faith.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2015, 3:02 PM

PA Ignores ISIS Threat to Rid Jerusalem of Christians

PLO govt. calls for 'Palestinian unity,' failing to note ISIS called for genocide against Christian Arabs in capital city during Ramadan.Dalit Halevy, 6/30/2015, 5:49 PM

ISIS in Jerusalem Threatens Christians

For the first time 'ISIS Palestine' publishes fliers in eastern part of the capital city threatening 'revenge' against Christians.Ari Yashar, 6/26/2015, 8:34 AM

Syrian Christian Beheads ISIS Jihadist in Act of Revenge

Syrian Christian fighter beheads ISIS jihadist to avenge people executed by the group in northeastern Syria.Arutz Sheva, North America, 5/30/2015, 12:35 AM

Poland to Take in Syrian Christian Refugees

60 families fleeing 'barbaric' Islamist violence to be accepted for asylum, days after Poland rejected EU asylum quota.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 7:05 PM

Israel Welcomes Christian Version of 'Birthright'

Amb. Dermer says student participants will 'strengthen their Christian faith,' as they follow the path of 'the rabbi from Galilee.'Cynthia Blank, Gil Ronen, 5/11/2015, 6:28 PM

Students Gather Packages for Christian Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Im Tirtzu, Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum team up with Israeli volunteers to aid Christians in Iraq and Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2015, 7:00 PM

Rabbi Riskin Defends Jewish-Christian Independence Day Prayer

Chief Rabbi of Efrat rejects haredi attack over interfaith Independence Day thanksgiving prayer. 'What could be more appropriate than this?'Uzi Baruch, Matt Wanderman, 4/22/2015, 9:10 PM

ISIS Video Shows Two Mass-Executions of Christians in Libya

Jihadists behead, shoot scores of kidnapped Ethiopian Christians in gory new video; vow more killings until Christians accept Islam.Ari Soffer, 4/19/2015, 2:29 PM

Americans Help Raise Anti-ISIS Christian Militia in Iraq

As jihadists threaten to wipe out Iraqi Christians, their US coreligionists are backing a controversial private war against ISIS.Arutz Sheva, 4/7/2015, 4:03 PM

Christians Struggle to Maintain Legacy versus ISIS

Decimated by 12 years of war in Iraq and Syria, Christians find refuge in Kurdistan and in a new militia.Gedalyah Reback, 4/7/2015, 11:43 AM

In 10 Days: UN Confab on Threats to ME Christians

Conference April 17 will expose the terrible threat Christians face in the Middle East, and will be open to the public.Mark Langfan, 4/7/2015, 7:51 AM

Christians Celebrate Easter in Jerusalem

1,500 people convene at the Garden Tomb at sunrise Sunday to celebrate the Christian holiday; travelers flock from all over the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2015, 10:58 AM

Expert: Syria is Splitting Apart, And Obama Shouldn't Stop It

Pinhas Inbari says that Syria is breaking apart, despite the desire to end the war with a strong government in Damascus.Gedalyah Reback, 3/27/2015, 1:23 PM

WJC Prez: Jews, Christians Must Fight Islamists Together

Lauder says Jews have a responsibility to help embattled Christians in Middle East, as Christians must help fight anti-Semitism.Gedalyah Reback, 3/25/2015, 10:49 PM

Israel’s Message to Arab Christians is Missing

One expert feels Christians in cities like Bethlehem would be receptive to a new Israeli outreach effort.Gedalyah Reback, 3/23/2015, 6:30 AM

'ISIS Destroyed Christian Civilization and the World Watches'

Silent Christian expulsion from Syria; thousands of traumatized Assyrian Christians flee to harsh conditions in Lebanon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2015, 11:57 AM

Iraq's First Christian Brigade Graduates

'Tiger Guards,' formed from Assyrian force, takes on ISIS in Kurdish region of Iraq after graduating training.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 7:12 PM

Watch: What Happens When a Christian Wears a Cross in Israel?

Israeli Christian group shows what it's like to be a Christian in Israel. The results might surprise you.Ari Soffer, 3/4/2015, 3:29 PM

ISIS Frees 19 Christian Hostages after Ransoms Paid

Islamic State frees 19 out of 220 Assyrian Christians kidnapped in Syria, activists say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2015, 9:14 PM

UN Envoy in Solidarity Visit to Syria's Assyrians Christians

Staffan de Mistura pays surprise visit to Christian refugees driven from their homes by ISIS, living now in a church near Damascus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2015, 5:03 PM

1,000 Assyrian Christian Families Flee Syria Jihadists

After ISIS kidnaps 90 Christians hostage in northeast Syria, thousands flee their homes fearing further attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2015, 2:28 PM

US Condemns ISIS Mass-Abduction - But Won't Say 'Christians'

State Departnment's Jen Psaki condemns abduction, but hastens to add that most ISIS victims 'have been Muslims.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2015, 9:45 AM

ISIS Kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria, Says Monitor

Islamists seize two Assyrian villages from Kurdish forces in the province of Hassakeh, after beheading Christians in Libya.Arutz Sheva, AFP, 2/24/2015, 10:52 AM

Jewish Worshippers Keeping King David's Tomb Jewish

Activists say only the constant flood of prayer sessions, Torah learning at King David's compound keep the site from becoming Catholic.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 2/8/2015, 8:16 AM

PM: Israel the Only Safe Place for Christians in the Middle East

Netanyahu uses Christmas address to highlight plight of Middle East's Christians; calls on Jews, Christians to unite against common threat.Ari Soffer, 12/25/2014, 2:55 PM

ISIS 'Declares War on Christians'

Photoshopped image of ISIS flag over Vatican appears on major ISIS publication, as fears of ME Christian community disappearing intensify.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 10/14/2014, 4:00 PM

Christian, Jewish Leaders Call to Save Middle East Christians

Religious leaders unite in call for international community to rally around the Middle East's Christians - before it's too late.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2014, 8:15 PM

Christian Prayer Festival at Temple Mount's Southern Wall

Prayer vigil organizers call for participation of 'as many Israelis as possible' in "Israeli Guest Night" prior to vigil.Hillel Fendel, 10/13/2014, 7:29 PM

'Israel the Only Place in Middle East Where Christians are Safe'

Greek Orthodox priest Father Gabriel Nadaf defends Israel before the UNHRC, calls on it to end anti-Israel 'witch hunt.'Ari Yashar, 9/23/2014, 6:29 PM

Egyptian Host: I Can Understand Suicide Bombings in Israel

Egyptian host says that she does not condone suicide bombings, but can perhaps understand when they happen in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2014, 5:14 AM

Ted Cruz Booed for Supporting Israel at Christian Conference

Senior Republican Senator heckled at solidarity dinner for Middle East Christians after calling for Christians to stand with Israel.Ari Soffer, 9/11/2014, 10:48 AM

Christians United for Israel Make Themselves Heard

Support when it is needed most and connecting with the "millenials". Edwin Black, 7/28/2014, 10:00 AM

Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

Iranian judge sentences a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during Ramadan.Elad Benari, 7/24/2014, 4:43 AM

'We Must Save Holiness from the Conflict'

On the heels of controversial Vatican visit, Shimon Peres meets Ecumenical Patriarch, calls on Churches to initiate peace.Tova Dvorin, 5/27/2014, 3:58 PM

Gazan Christians Receive Permits to See Pope in Judea-Samaria

Several hundred Christian pilgrims from Gaza's tiny Christian community to leave Islamist enclave for Pope Francis's visit.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 5/22/2014, 5:06 PM

'Humiliate Christians Until They Convert'

Sermon by Salafi Islamist leader in UK details the bullying tactics advocated by global jihadists in the pursuit of an 'Islamic State'.Ari Soffer, 5/8/2014, 10:35 PM

Rabbi: Government Giving Away King David's Tomb is 'Anti-Israel'

Rabbi warns that rumored deal to hand King David's Tomb to the Vatican can have deep religious consequences.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 5/7/2014, 11:00 PM