George Deek is a Christian Arab from the ancient Mediterranean city of Jaffa. He is also deputy to Israeli Druze poet and academic Naim Araidi, who currently serves as Israel’s ambassador to Norway.
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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has been loudly threatening to unilaterally petition the international community to recognize the State of Palestine and force an Israeli withdrawal, and upcoming changes on the UN Security Council might afford him the best opportunity in decades to do so.
In an impassioned plea delivered at a press conference in Jerusalem on Monday, Canon Andrew White, the “Vicar of Baghdad,” noted that Israel and the Jews are openly standing up for embattled Middle East Christians, while much of the global Church remains conspicuously silent.
Galina and Manoli found out after immigrating to Israel that things were not as easy as they had imagined. With frustration, they saw the prices in the stores for something to furnish the living room and did not have the funds on their limited pension. To their joy, they received a Joseph Project sofa set from the aid center. With grateful hearts, they blessed the center and all those that give, “Thank you so much for helping us!”