At the Vatican Sept. 28, Pope Francis said Shimon Peres' death renewed his "great appreciation for the late president's tireless efforts in favor of peace."
An Israeli agency accused the the U.S.-based Christian humanitarian aid organization, one of the world' largest, of diverting "tens of millions of dollars" in donations to the terrorist group.
Jewish leaders are frustrated with the Israeli government's backtracking from its commitment to create a government-funded egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.
American Jews are celebrating an Israeli government decision to greatly expand a pluralistic egalitarian prayer section adjacent to the Western Wall plaza as recognition of non-Orthodox streams of Judaism.
Anti-Christian slogans in Hebrew were discovered scrawled along the walls of the Benedictine Dormition Abbey monastery and Greek Orthodox seminary, on Mount Zion by the walls of the Old City.
The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem condemned the vandalism of graves at the Salesians of Don Bosco Beit Jamal monastery outside Jerusalem, calling for respect toward people of different religious backgrounds.
Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal urged moderate celebrations of Christmas this year because of the current political situation, but he also called for an end to the arms trade.
Fighting in Jerusalem began again following the late-September visit of Israeli Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel to one of the smallest contested spots on earth.
Leaders of the European bishops' conferences expressed solidarity with people of the Middle East, especially those being forced from their homes, and called on European states to act generously, justly, and respectfully toward the influx of migrants and refugees now reaching their shores.
In a statement released Wednesday, the last day of their meeting in Jerusalem, the bishops said they met in the Holy Land to "renew their rootedness in Christ."
Israel’s 47 Christian schools are entering the second week of an open-ended strike to protest ongoing cuts in government allocations, which they attribute to government discrimination against minority religious groups.
The schools, 40 of them Catholic, teach 33,000 Christian and Muslim Arab students in central and northern Israel.