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Vatican Calls for ‘Courageous’ U.N. Decision on Palestine
Catholic News Service (29 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Addressing the United Nations, a Vatican representative called for “courageous decisions” toward the two-state solution for the Holy Land after Palestinian leaders requested full U.N. membership for the Palestinian state.

Building the Good Life on the Hills of the West Bank
Catholic News Service (31 May 2013)
RAWABI, West Bank (CNS) — About 20 minutes from the Palestinian economic hub of Ramallah, the new city of Rawabi is sprouting on a rocky hillside.

Summer Camp Elates Palestinian Children
Catholic News Service (11 July 2013)
TUBA, West Bank (CNS) — In this tiny South Hebron Hills encampment of tents and cave dwellings, where camels cling to the sandy hillside and hardy goats scrounge for shoots of brush and desert grasses, it is summer camp time for the children.

Floods, Rain Threaten to Complicate Christmas in Gaza
Catholic News Service (19 December 2013)
JERUSALEM (CNS) — The snowstorms and torrential rain that battered the Mideast in mid-December threatened to make this Christmas season an especially difficult one for Christians in Gaza.

Pope Urges Palestinian Refugees to Look to Future
Catholic News Service (25 May 2014)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Pope Francis told young Palestinian refugees to look to the future and to always work and strive for the things they wanted.

Jerusalem Patriarch: Don’t Punish All Gaza Palestinians Because of Hamas
Catholic News Service (23 July 2014)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — It is impossible for Israeli military to target Hamas missiles without hitting civilians in the Gaza Strip, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

CRS Official: Gaza a ‘Complete Catastrophe’ on ‘Brink of Collapse’
Catholic News Service (4 August 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A top Catholic charity official described Gaza as a “complete catastrophe” after nearly four weeks of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant Hamas.

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Picture of the Day: First Communion in Dbayeh
A young girl walks along a decorated wall as she joins her friends before the start of their first communion ceremony, in the Dbayeh Palestinian refugee camp, on the northern outskirts of Beirut, Lebanon. (photo: Dalia Khamissy)

Picture of the Day: Peace Olives
n a grove near the West Bank city of Nablus women sort olives then remove stems and leaves. (photo: Ahikam Seri)

Living in Limbo
Long-time CNEWA staffer, Joseph Hazboun was recently interviewed by the Catholic News Service from our Jerusalem office.

Picture of the Day: Tailor Made Success
At the N.E.C.C. workshops in Gaza City, students learn to sew dresses. (photo: Eman Mohammed)

The Resurrection Brings People Together
Dr. Bernard Sabella reflects on Easter in Palestine.

Picture of the Day: A Christian Village
A retired priest sits near a painting of St. Lawrence at the Beit Afram home for the elderly in Taybeh. (photo: Rich Wiles)

"Where Do We Preserve Our Traditions?"
Palestinian-Chileans found a school to help members of younger generations retain a sense of heritage.

Picture of the Day: Ramadan Comes to a Close
In this image from last month, Palestinian girls in Jerusalem hold torches during a celebration to mark the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. (photo: CNS/Ammar Awad, Reuters)

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A New Home, "God Willing"
Journalist Aaron Nelsen discusses the similarities and differences between the native and adoptive cultures of Palestinian-Chileans.

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Picture of the Day: Suits of the Season in Palestine
In the Christian village of Taybeh in Palestine, a child plays near Santa suits on the grounds of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. (photo: Miriam Sushman)

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Picture of the Day: Children of the Occupation
Palestinian children look out from the window of their home in Dheisheh refugee camp. (photo: Steve Sabella)

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Meeting Palestine’s Newest Ambassadors
Father Elias Mallon describes an encounter with some young Palestinian "ambassadors."

Picture of the Day: Palestinian Summer
Youths from the South Hebron Hills kick around a soccer ball at summer camp in the West Bank village of Tuba on 28 June. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

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Picture of the Day: Olive My Love
In a grove near the West Bank city of Nablus women sort olives then remove stems and leaves. (photo: Ahikam Seri)

Picture of the Day: The Middle East in Central America
Father Jorge distributes blessed bread following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Honduras. (photo: Carina Wint)

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Picture of the Day: Onward, Christian Soldiers … in Israel
Jennifer Jozel, 17, a Catholic, holds a candle inside the Dormition of the Virgin Church in the Israeli Christian village of Mi'ilya in Galilee. She will join the air force in September. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

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“Pray for an End to This Madness”
Sami El-Yousef, CNEWA's regional director for Palestine and Israel, shares details of recent developments in Gaza.

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Picture of the Day: Greetings from Bethlehem
Fadi Hazboun, 20, takes a selfie of with his Catholic family from Nazareth in front of the Christmas tree in Manger Square outside the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank, on 21 December. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)

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Picture of the Day: At Home in the Grove
A Palestinian family harvests olives in a valley east of the West Bank city of Nablus. (photo: Ahikam Seri)