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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | April 25, 2019

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“Deep anger and real fear” at the Allies’ attacks

June 9, 2018 |

The HART report by Baroness Caroline Cox and Rev David Thomas on their visit to Syria this April does not claim to address all the complexities of the Syrian civil war, but gives voice to civilians who have very similar concerns.

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The British nation and Israel: a sacred trust abandoned

May 30, 2018 |
Distinguished evangelicals who would not ‘keep silent’ about the physical restoration of Israel (Isaiah 62:1-6): left to right, John Wesley wrote about it, C H Spurgeon preached about it, Lord Palmerston proposed it

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Mosul terror ultimatum for fleeing Christian community

July 30, 2014 |

The Arabic N for ‘Nisrani’ or Nazarene was painted on the doors of Christian homes in Mosul by the Islamic militants. Believers around the world are now using the symbol in social media such as Facebook and Twitter to express solidarity with the persecuted Iraqi Christians.


THE REMAINING CHRISTIANS OF MOSUL, which was Nineveh in the Bible, were forced to flee their homes after Islamist militants threatened to kill them if they did not convert to Islam or pay the jizya tax. If they could not pay the tax to IS, the new name for ISIS (Islamic State of Iraqand Syria), they had to leave Mosul by noon on 19 July without taking any of their possessions with them. Read More

Gaza – Blockaded or in Quarantine?

July 30, 2014 |

One of the speakers at Howard Stern’s next Emmaus Group conference this November  is a 28-year-old Palestinian Christian woman known as Christy, who was granted asylum in the UK after death threats forced her to leave her family in Bethlehem.


For many years, Israel’s opponents have filed endless allegations against its military blockade of Gaza. Rallies, protests and campaigns around the world cite Israel’s military blockade of Gaza as a serious contribution to the suffering of Gaza’s 1.7 million inhabitants. Gaza has been described as an overcrowded open air prison. In actual fact, its population density per square mile is less than the London Borough of Croydon. Read More

Young Jews and Arabs pray for peace

July 30, 2014 |

MESSIANIC JEWS AND ARAB CHRISTIANS met together to dance, sing and praise the Lord – and pray  for peace amidst the conflict in Israel.

The three-day ‘Elav’ festival annual event in July involved 1,000 young people who came together in Haifa. Read More

Canon Andrew White defies terrorism and MS to attend Jerusalem conference

June 4, 2014 |

One of the  special guests at the recent “At the Crossroads” conference at Christ Church, Jerusalem was the so-called “Vicar of Baghdad”, Canon Andrew White.

Travelling about at great risk to his life and with the added discomfort of suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Canon White had just picked up the 2014 William Wilberforce Award, presented to him in America for his efforts at reconciliation by the Chuck Colson Centre for Christian Worldview. Read More

Why this Iranian woman decided not to divorce her “apostate” husband

June 4, 2014 |


We have not used her real name for security reasons as the Iranian government not only persecutes Christians but has also vowed to destroy Israel and brave “Esther Esfahani” was telling her story to the “Crossroads” conference of Messianic Jews and Christian Arabs in Jerusalem. Read More

AMAZING STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION – “A foretaste of heaven” as Arab and Jew embrace in Jerusalem

June 3, 2014 |

Jesus breaks down barriers at Middle East crossroads

As politicians lick their wounds over yet another failure to strike a deal between Israelis and Palestinians, Jewish and Arab pastors have demonstrated true reconciliation, writes Charles Gardner Read More

Muslim goes to Mecca – and finds Jesus

June 2, 2014 |

Now he wants to help reunite the sons of Abraham

Charles Gardner reports from Jerusalem

A Turkish Muslim who made a pilgrimage to Mecca in a desperate attempt to get his life back on track returned as a Christian to the great astonishment of his family.

Now a pastor, Ali Pektash told the “At the Crossroads” conference in Jerusalem that he wants to help re-unite the sons of Abraham. Read More

“Deteriorating” situation in Palestinian society

February 7, 2014 |

Howard Stern reports on a visit to Bethlehem this December

IT IS MY BELIEF THAT WITHIN FIVE YEARS we will see the West Bank Christians in a similar condition to the Copts in Egypt, Gaza’s Christian remnant and those in Syria and Iraq, if Europe does not act decisively. Read More