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Two Christians Hospitalized in China After Protest Turns Violent

 Diocese land deal protest turns violent: Security guard’s beating hospitalizes 60-year-old ICC Note: Two Catholic parishioners in China were hospitalized after being attacked by security guards during a protest over a new land development. Christians involved in the case are reporting the company that purchased some of the parishioners’ land for development has yet to pay for […]

Kenya: Christians Rely On Prayer After Muslim Attack At Garissa

ICC Note: A Kenyan Anglican Priest calls on Christians worldwide to pray for believers in Kenya, where Al-Shabbab continues its reign of terror against them. The priest says of Al-Shabbab,  “They aim to rid Christians from here [along with] the security forces. As a result of this Christians who have not fled live in great […]

Belarus Keeps Religious Communities in “Invisible Ghetto of Regulation”

BELARUS: Religious freedom survey, January 2013 ICC Note: People of faith in Belarus, especially Protestants, struggle for the right to exercise religious freedom.  With so many regulations and rules for the government, it can become impossible to practice your faith. This is exemplified in the struggle of New Life church in Minsk and is a […]

Chinese Authorities Cut Visitation Rights to Imprisoned Christian Leader

Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2013) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that visitation rights for the family of a prominent Christian house-church leader in Xinjiang, China, have been severely curtailed. The case of Alimujiang Yimiti, a Christian convert from Islam, attracted international attention in 2008 after he was arrested for engaging in Christian activities […]

90 DAYS TO FREEDOM: A Christian family makes a dash from prison to the border

ICC Note: Pastor Makset, a Pastor who was recently released from prison in Kazakhstan, shares his harrowing story of imprisonment, release and escape to Europe where he was granted asylum. When he was first arrested, and threatened with extradition to Uzbekistan he told his wife, “This is very serious. Call everyone you can. Tell them […]

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Punjab: Christian Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy Acquitted On Appeal

ICC Note: Eighteen months ago Barkat Masih, a Christian convert from Hinduism, was arrested for blasphemy. A security guard, he stopped two Muslim men from illegally entering an office. Enraged, the two men told him they would “make him pay”. After going to the police and accusing him insulting the Prophet Muhammad, Masih was arrested. […]

Trial of American Pastor in Iran A “Mockery of Justice”

ACLJ: Iran Convicts and Sentences American Pastor Saeed Because Of His Christian Faith ICC Note: The case of Pastor Saeed, imprisoned in Iran and recently sentenced to eight more years, is a tragic one. Iran has shown their true colors, yet again, in their violation of human rights, international law and religious freedom. ACLJ Executive […]

Israeli high schooler suspended for appearing on ‘The Voice’

An Israeli teenager was suspended from her religious high school for singing on Israel’s version of “The Voice.”

German convert to Judaism wins Israel’s ‘Master Chef’ before record TV audience

A German convert to Judaism living in Tel Aviv won Israel’s “Master Chef” before a record television audience.

Reports of Israeli attack come amid mounting concerns over Syrian chemical weapons

Israel reportedly attacked a weapons convoy near the Syrian-Lebanese border amid growing fears that instability in Syria could leave the country’s chemical weapons in the hands of terrorists.

Peres receives official Knesset elections results

Israeli President Shimon Peres received the official results of the elections for the 19th Knesset.

Top Egyptian official calls Holocaust a ‘myth’

A top Egyptian official close to President Mohamed Morsi called the Holocaust a myth.

Israel resumes transferring tax money to Palestinians

Israel has resumed transferring tax money to the Palestinian Authority that it collected on behalf of the P.A.

Report: Israel attacks target in Syria

Israel reportedly attacked a target inside Syria.

Brooklyn College department signs on as sponsor of BDS event

The political science faculty at Brooklyn College reportedly will be an official co-sponsor for an event in support of the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

Jewish groups praise immigration reform proposals

Jewish organizations praised President Obama’s immigration reform proposals, as well as similar measures offered by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators.

Giffords opens Senate hearings on gun control

Gabrielle Giffords, the former congresswoman who survived a shooting that killed six people, opened U.S. Senate hearings on gun violence.

Netanyahu praises Syria cooperation in meeting with U.S. lawmakers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the “close cooperation” between the Obama administration and his government, particularly on Syria.

NCSJ’s Weiss named to chair Heritage Commission

Lesley Weiss, director of community services for NCSJ: Advocates on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia, was appointed the chair of the Heritage Abroad Commission.

Jewish groups mourn passing of human rights negotiator Max Kampelman

Jewish groups mourned the passing of Max Kampelman, the top U.S. human rights negotiator who straddled the Carter and Reagan presidencies and who helped bring about recognition of the plight of Soviet Jews.

European producers eager to ride exploding Tel Aviv bicycle scene

With Tel Aviv enthusiastically turning itself into a world-class bicycle city, European makers of boutique frames are hoping to cash in.

High-ranking Iranian official attending Munich security confab

For the first time in three years, a high-ranking Iranian politician is taking part in the annual Munich Security Conference.

Two men arrested in connection with Toulouse killer

French police arrested two men in connection with an attack last year on a Jewish school in Toulouse.

Argentina rejects Israeli summons over agreement with Iran

Argentina’s government rejected Israel’s summons of its ambassador to explain the agreement signed between Argentina and Iran on a joint investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing.

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