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Yohanna Katanacho

President Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan, but his roadmap is doomed to fail because it can’t be carried out without a solid moral foundation rooted in justice, equality and love. Here’s what’s missing. […] Read More

We lament the killing of almost 60 of our people in Gaza. We lament the injury of hundreds of our children, the trauma of our people, their hunger, their humiliation and their dehumanization. We bleed tears and feel great anguish as we see the brutality of irresponsible Israeli soldiers and leaders, the insistence of choosing […] Read More

I am an evangelical Palestinian born and raised in Jerusalem. This influences how I see the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, which President Trump announced on Dec. 6. I appreciate the president asking God to bless both Israelis and Palestinians. I have been asking God to do the same for decades and […] Read More

Yohanna Katanacho is the academic dean at Nazareth Evangelical College and professor of biblical studies at Bethlehem Bible College. 1. Where did you grow up? I grew up in the Old City of Jerusalem. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The Gospel of John. I love its theology […] Read More

I want to compare between the trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem in the first and 21st centuries. I am a Palestinian Israeli citizen. I live in Nazareth and continually commute to Bethlehem. In fact, this Christmas I am travelling with my family from Nazareth to Bethlehem. There are several roads that lead to Bethlehem. There […] Read More

There are 8.3 million citizens in Israel: 6.6 million are Jews and 1.7 million are Arabs. More than 20 percent of the citizens of Israel are Palestinian Israeli Arabs. Admittedly, the state of Israel has provided some state-run schools for its Arab citizens and has made sure that these schools emphasize Jewish history and culture, […] Read More