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  • admin wrote a new blog post: IRAQ: Christians Facing ‘More than Desperate’ Crisis   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Canon Andrew White, known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has requested urgent prayer for the church in Iraq…

  • admin wrote a new blog post: IRAQ: Christians Facing ‘More than Desperate’ Crisis   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Canon Andrew White, known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has requested urgent prayer for the church in Iraq…

  • admin wrote a new blog post: PRAISE REPORT | North Korea Releases Detained Australian Missionary   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIn a sudden turn of events, North Korea has deported 75-year-old Australian missionary John Short after detaining him almost two weeks ago in Pyongyang for distributing Gospel literature. North Korea is one of the most hostile nations on earth towards Christianity with as many as 50,000 Christians believed to be imprisoned in camps around the country. […]

  • 03/03/2014 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Australian missionary John Short, 75, was released from detention in Pyongyang, North Korea early this morning. The missionary, based in Hong Kong, had been arrested by authorities in North Korea for distributing Gospel tracts while on a tour of the capital city on […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Christian Shop Owner Shot in Libya   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    ICC Note: An Egyptian shopkeeper working in Libya was shot on Sunday morning after being identified as a Christian. The status of the man is still unclear after he was taken to the hospital. This is the second significant event in the past week targeting Egyptian Christians in Libya. While the country is facing an ongoing battle […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Middle East Special Envoy Bill Stuck in Senate   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    ICC Note: An important piece of legislation that would create a position for a U.S special envoy on religious freedom issues in the Middle East and South Asia has stopped just short of passage in the Senate after being put on hold by two Senate offices. ICC has strongly supported the creation of the position, pointing […]

  • ICC Note: The cities controlled by extremists groups in Syria demonstrate the predicament that Christians in the country face. In the city of Raqqa, a jihadist group has taken control and has reportedly implemented a protection tax on the remaining Christian residents. Christians, who previously were as many as 10% of the city’s population, were given the […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: North Korea Releases Detained Australian Missionary   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    ICC Note: In a sudden turn of events, North Korea has deported 75-year-old Australian missionary John Short after detaining him almost two weeks ago in Pyongyang for distributing Gospel literature. North Korea is one of the most hostile nations on earth towards Christianity with as many as 50,000 Christians believed to be imprisoned in camps around […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Christian Pastor Recalls Fleeing Persecution in Eritrea   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    ICC Note: A Christian pastor living in Huddersfield has recalled the incredible story of how he had to flee persecution in his home country of Eritrea and escape to safety in Europe. In 2002, the Eritrean government began to crackdown Evangelical Christians, passing a new law that only recognized several denominations of Christianity as legal in Eritrea. […]

  • ICC Note: On March 2nd, Christians in Pakistan marked the third anniversary of the slaying of Shahbaz Bhatti. Bhatti, the Federal Minister for Religious Minorities, was assassinated shortly after speaking out against Pakistan’s abusive blasphemy laws and defending Christian mother, Asia Bibi. Bhatti, a Christian himself, believed that Pakistan’s blasphemy laws were abusive and unequally used against […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Kerry to AIPAC: I will always oppose boycotts of Israel   3 years, 9 months ago · View

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Policy Conference in Washington, D.C, on Mar. 3, 2014. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told AIPAC’s annual policy conference that he would always oppose boycotts targeting Israel. “I will continue to staunchly, loudly and unapologetically oppose […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Larry Ellison remains world’s wealthiest Jew   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Oracle’s Larry Ellison remains the world’s wealthiest Jew, placing fifth on  Forbes magazine’s annual world billionaires list for 2014. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (ranked at No. 21) was the “biggest dollar gainer” on the list, with his fortune jumping $15.2 billion, to $28.5 billion. Ellison (with a net worth of $48 billion) and casino mogul Sheldon […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Op-Ed: With Esther’s voice, fighting violence against women   3 years, 9 months ago · View

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    Protesters demonstrate for an end to violence against women on Nov. 29, 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Shutterstock)

    WASHINGTON (JTA)– On Mar. 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day intended to celebrate the economic and social advances made by women, while at the same time drawing attention to areas that still need action. It is striking that this […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Op-Ed: Why ‘Israeli’ is not a nationality   3 years, 9 months ago · View

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    (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — For Americans, the definition of national identity is straightforward: It goes hand in hand with citizenship. If you are an American citizen, you are also American by nationality. The same applies to the French, Germans and many others. In Israel, however, there is a different but equally valid conception of the relationship between […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Watch Live: AIPAC Policy Conference   3 years, 9 months ago · View

  • NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, a chief rabbi of Ukraine, accused Russia of staging anti-Semitic “provocations” in Crimea in order to justify its invasion of the former Soviet republic. At a press conference in the Manhattan office of the United Jewish Communities of Eastern Europe, Bleich compared Russia’s behavior to that of the Nazis […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Netanyahu to Obama: Israel cannot allow nuclear Iran   3 years, 9 months ago · View

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    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits with President Obama during a meeting in the Oval Office on Mar. 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Obama that Israel cannot let Iran get a nuclear bomb and said an end to uranium enrichment is an Israeli demand of […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Arab men beat French Jew in Paris train   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    (JTA) — Four unidentified Arab men savagely beat a French Jew in a Paris Metro train, a watchdog organization reported. The attack happened Sunday as the train was traveling from Nogent Sur Marne to Gare de Lyon, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA. Two of the attackers held down the 28-year-old victim, who […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Ukrainian Jewish business mogul made district governor   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    (JTA) — Ukrainian Jewish business mogul Igor Kolomoisky was appointed governor of the Dnipropetrovsk District, in Ukraine’s industrial heartland. President Oleksandr Turchynov announced the nomination Sunday as part of reshuffle that saw 16 district heads replaced, the news site Gazeta.ua reported. Turchynov also appointed a member of the far-right Svoboda party, Sidor Kizin, as governor of the Zhytomyr district. The party […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Top five Jewish moments from the 2014 Oscars   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    The high ratio of Members of the Tribe in Hollywood makes the Academy Awards sort of an inherently Jew-y event. That said, from Holocaust survivors to Semitic songstresses, there were segments from Sunday night’s ceremony that certainly can be counted as  overtly Jew-y. Five, to be exact. Check out our highlight reel. 1. By far the most meaningful and […]

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