ISRAELI BILL DISTINGUISHES CHRISTIANS FROM 1948 PALESTINIANS

7/3/14 Israel’s legislative branch, known as the Knesset, passed a controversial bill into law that defines 1948 Christians Palestinians as “non-Arabs”, Israeli media reported. The new law – passed on Monday with a vote of 31 in favor and 6 against – for the first time differentiates Christian Palestinians from the rest of the Palestinian community, who had survived the ...

Al-Akhbar: Hezbollah supports Orthodox electoral proposal

October 2012 A “well-informed” source told a Lebanese daily that the Shiite party Hezbollah informed its Christian ally, the Free Patriotic Movement, that its members in parliament will vote for the Orthodox gathering’s electoral proposal if it is put up for a vote. The source told Al-Akhbar newspaper in remarks published on Monday that both parties agreed ...