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Update from Palestine in wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

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Update from Palestine in wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

Update from Palestine in wake of Coronavirus Pandemic A look in photos and comment at the challenges facing Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank, this a look at the Christian Palestinian Community in Taybeh and also in Bethlehem, from correspondent Dr. Maria Khoury. Photos courtesy of Maria Khoury. By Maria Khoury May God protect you…

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Taybeh Oktoberfest is Happening Right Now!

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Taybeh Oktoberfest is Happening Right Now!

Taybeh Oktoberfest is Happening Right Now! Religious leaders offer blessings at the opening of the annual Taybeh OktoberFest which celebrates the Fall harvest and the local economy of the Palestinians living in one of Palestine’s few Christian hubs. The festival is popular among Christian Palestinians, and also many Muslims, to show support. By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. …

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A Black Day to Remember the Nakba

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A Black Day to Remember the Nakba

A Black Day to Remember the Nakba By Maria C. Khoury As a little girl I use to pray for the president of the United States every Sunday in the Eastern Orthodox Liturgy never really understanding why I should do so.  But finally in my old age after waking up to the bloodiest day I…

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A Taybeh Day for Saint George

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A Taybeh Day for Saint George

A Taybeh Day for Saint George By Dr. Maria C. Khoury Today was a wonderful celebration for our Patron Saint George with Archimandrite Fr. Jack-Nobel, our Taybeh parish priest of St. George Great Martyr Church  of the Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarchate  celebrating the feast of St. George in our village with His Excellency the new General Patriarchal Vicar in…

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Time for Churches to join protests against Israeli oppression

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Time for Churches to join protests against Israeli oppression

Time for Churches to join protests against Israeli oppression The killing of 15 Palestinians who were among thousands of demonstrators protesting against Israel’s government atrocities and discrimination is a reminder that more needs to be done. The stories are not being reported fully in the mainstream news media as Israel continues to abuse Palestinian rights….

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Taybeh kicks off OktoberFest this weekend

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Taybeh kicks off OktoberFest this weekend

Taybeh kicks off OktoberFest this weekend One of the most popular festivals in Palestine kicks off this weekend Sept. 16 and 17 in Taybeh, Palestine just north of the Holy City of Jerusalem. Taybeh is one of the Middle East’s few remaining Christian villages and also the home to the world famous Taybeh Brewery By…

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Taybeh OktoberFest promises wide range of entertainment

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Taybeh OktoberFest promises wide range of entertainment

Taybeh OktoberFest promises wide range of entertainment Dr. Maria C. Khoury Taybeh Oktoberfest has been the stage for new musicians to be introduced to the world.  In staying true with this tradition that started in 2005, a very interesting new band that has formed this year is Maqdess, the handsome trio from Jerusalem. All young…

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Taybeh announces OctoberFest details, Sept. 16 – 17

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Taybeh announces OctoberFest details, Sept. 16 – 17

Taybeh announces OctoberFest details, Sept. 16 – 17 Stop by for a free Taybeh Beer Tour and Free Taybeh Winery Tour whenever visiting Taybeh, West Bank, Palestine. It’s a unique location and features the amazing Palestinian art exhibit at the Taybeh Golden Hotel By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. Returning one more time to Taybeh,…

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A visit to Saint George Church in Burqin

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A visit to Saint George Church in Burqin

A visit to Saint George Church in Burqin Writer Maria Khoury explores the traditions of Holy Land Christians in her writings. In this feature, Mrs. Khoury describes her visit to the St. George Church in Burqin, Palestine. Burqin is a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank located 5 km west of Jenin. According to the…

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Receiving the Holy Fire in Taybeh

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Receiving the Holy Fire in Taybeh

Receiving the Holy Fire in Taybeh Writer Maria Khoury shares the exhilarating Christian religions experience of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem, a Christian tradition dating back more than 2,000 years in Palestine. Khoury takes us through the emotions and excitement of the experience for Christians of Palestine and the Middle East By Maria C. Khoury, Ed.D….

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Taybeh Vinfest in Palestine

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Taybeh Vinfest in Palestine

Taybeh Vinfest in Palestine By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D.  Jazz Trio will be the highlight of the Taybeh Vinfest 2017 on Friday night starting at 5 pm, February 24th at the Taybeh Winery in one of the most ancient locations in Palestine where good things continue to happen under harsh conditions with Mohammed Qutati on keyboard;  Stelios from…

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Reflection from my Christian Eyes

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Reflection from my Christian Eyes

Reflection from my Christian Eyes A Christian reflects on the challenges they face as a faith and community under Israeli occupation. Why isn’t Israel held to the same standards and laws as everyone else? By Dr. Maria C. Khoury The Day after Yom Kippur, I decided I should be more faithful in practicing my religion. I have…

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