The workshop is the second organized for teachers in French speaking Catholic institutions by the French language office of the International School for the Teaching of the Shoah at Yad Vashem (the national memorial for martyrs and heroes of the Shoah) in Jerusalem and the National Coordination of the Barnabas Network, a cooperative network of Catholic education in France with the Christian schools in the Holy Land.

On January 14, 2013, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics published its report on the Israeli population for the year 2011.

On December 31, 2012, President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres welcomed the heads of the Christian communities to the State President’s Residence for the traditional Christmas and New Year greetings.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, anti-Christian graffiti was discovered on the walls of the Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem and those of the Armenian cemetery.

A new translation in Hebrew of Martin Buber’s classic “Two Types of Faith” (1951) has been published in Hebrew. The book was written during the siege of Jerusalem and under the influence of the liberal Protestant theologians who were Buber’s colleagues in the academia. The book was an important opening to Jewish-Christian dialogue in the post-Shoah period.

Again this year, HaAretz newspaper has published a supplement for Yom Kippur that has a number of articles about Christian ascetic practice.

The Israeli researcher Dr. Amnon Ramon has published an updated book in Hebrew about Christians in Israel. The book includes much information for the Hebrew language reader who seeks to know more about the situation of the Christians in Israel today.

In a press release, Jerusalem.com announced the launching of its site with all the modern applications. The site enables a three dimensional tour of the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulcher) among other things.

The controversial text on Pope Pius XII in the Yad VaShem Museum in Jerusalem has been changed and will be unveiled today, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

A new book has been published by the Van Leer Institute to honor the memory of Father Marcel Dubois, Dominican monk, professor of philosophy at the Hebrew University and a pioneer in the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel.

In an article in HaAretz (8.6.2012), it was announced that Tel Aviv University is establishing a new interfaith academic center that will offer a new approach to the study of religion.

For the first time, an archaeological find provides proof that Bethlehem was indeed an ancient Biblical city. Our friend Daniel from the Jaffa kehilla sent us this article:

The Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics published the new population census on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, on the eve of the 64th Independence Day of the State of Israel.

Father David represented our kehillot at the opening ceremony of the memorial day for the Shoah at Yad VaShem in Jerusalem, on April 18, 2012.

In an article published today, January 27, 2012, the results of a survey show that about 80% of Israelis believe in God, indicating an increase in the number of believers among the Israeli population.

The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in the State of Israel publishes its estimate of the population of the State of Israel each year towards the beginning of the new year. Towards 2012, the estimate was 7836000 people.

On December 29, 2011, President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres welcomed the heads of the Christian communities to the State President’s Residence.

Father Apolinary, responsible of the Jaffa kehilla, reports on the Christmas visit of State President of Israel Shimon Peres to the Christians of Jaffa on Thursday, December 22, 2011.

On Wednesday, December 21, a special evening will take place dedicated to the feast of the season at Alma – Home of Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv. The discussion will focus on the question of miracles in the three religion, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We publish here the invitation.

The Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations (JCJCR), the Interfaith Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) and the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies organized an evening to remember Daniel Rossing, interfaith activist, who died one year ago.