She added that there is no contradiction between Jesus being both Jewish and Palestinian.
An Israel Police officer was seriously injured in what may have been a car-ramming attack.
Arab-Israeli protesters clashed with police at a demonstration in Nazareth against Israel’s military operation in Gaza.
Over the past few days, many people have been calling me a racist. Sometimes they also call me a Nazi, a bully or even Hitler. One need only look at the comments on Haaretz’s website to put me before a firing squad. What’s my crime? What act of bullying did I commit? I made a clear and unequivocal statement that Upper Nazareth was a Jewish city.
Billionaire Stef Wertheimer is building an office park in the Arab town of Nazareth. The mogul believes the path to peace runs through industry, not politics.
The Arabs who have moved into the well-heeled town of Nazareth Illit are middle class and mostly Christian. That hasn’t made them any more welcome.
Israel’s biblical work animals are making a digital blip at a theme park near Nazareth. Donkeys at the Kfar Kedem park are being outfitted with wireless routers so tourists can surf from the saddle during a 25-minute ride through the hills of southern Galilee. Site Manager Menachem Goldberg says he hopes the technology will allow younger generations to connect to ancient life in the area, and then share it with their friends on the Web. One New York couple seemed happy they able to stay connected while getting around on one of the world’s oldest means of transportation. Judie Scherr, New York tourist: “I think it’s great to be able to be away yet to be connected. To be able to send pictures and have other people experience what you are experiencing and this allows us to have free wi-fi which many places don’t have.” Peter Scherr, New York tourist: “We actually get internet access on the donkeys. So, I’m not, I don’t miss any news. I send pictures back to my family while I’m having fun on the donkeys. While they probably won’t make a comeback as a way to get around the Middle East, these digital donkeys seem to have a leg up on the competition when it comes to internet roaming.
Walking in the footsteps of Jesus The newly opened Gospel Trail lets pilgrims experience the same terrain where Jesus spent his childhood and ministry. This spring, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism (www.tourism.gov.il) opened a new 60-kilometer Gospel Trail in the Galilee, in Northern Israel. The trail will allow pilgrims and tourists to walk, bike or drive from Nazareth - Jesus’ childhood home - to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the center of his ministry. The route begins on Mount Precipice in Nazareth, where Pope Benedict held a large public Mass on his 2009 visit to Israel. It ends at Capernaum. For many Christian hikers, the highlight of the trail comes at the end, when they travel across the Sea of Galilee to Tiberias in a wooden replica of a boat from Jesus’ time that was excavated on the shores of the sea. Downloads: VIDEOS: - Hi Res: www.megaupload.com - HiRes No Narration: www.megaupload.com - Streaming: www.megaupload.com - Streaming No Narration: www.megaupload.com Documents: - INTRO: www.megaupload.com - SCRIPT: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos