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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Jerusalem Bureau | July 16, 1993
JERUSALEM -- The Sea of Galilee, on whose banks loaves and fishes multiplied and disciples were recruited, is gaining a legend of considerably lesser import.Some people say a crocodile lives there.The first report came a few weeks ago from a woman visiting her sister on a kibbutz. Since then, several more people said they saw a reptile in the sea.The accounts have prompted daily searches by rangers and volunteers and have provided grist for picnic-table talk for the thousands of vacationers who flock to the Galilee in the summer.
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By Susan Spano and Susan Spano,Los Angeles Times | March 1, 2009
TEL AVIV, Israel -There was a map of the Holy Land on the front flap of my mother's Bible. It was colored in pale pinks and blues and it showed Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Galilee and the Jordan River. The names told the story of the life of Jesus Christ, but to me the map made it real. Older now, I have graduated from dreaming over maps to visiting places embedded in my consciousness, above all Israel. It is just a sliver of land about the size of New Jersey but deep in terms of time. I had only a week to devote to the trip, so I had to be selective.
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By John Rivera and Mark Matthews and John Rivera and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 25, 2000
KORAZIM, Israel -- High above the Sea of Galilee, Pope John Paul II invoked one of the Gospel's most powerful passages before 80,000 mostly young faithful yesterday, telling them to reject the idea that only war, deviousness and persecution yield success. The world's apparent "losers," he promised, will win in the end. "Blessed are you," his voice rang out to applause as some in the crowd wept. The pope quoted the Beatitudes, the essence of Jesus' teaching, near the traditional scene of the Sermon on the Mount at a morning Mass that drew modern Israel's biggest-ever Christian gathering, a highlight of his seven-day Holy Land pilgrimage.
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By JOHN MURPHY and JOHN MURPHY,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | July 18, 2006
TIBERIAS, Israel -- On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where the New Testament says Jesus walked on water and multiplied five loaves and two fishes to feed 5,000 men, residents are praying for another miracle: a rapid end to the Middle East crisis and the return of tourists to their city. Hezbollah has peppered this resort community with a barrage of rockets, causing no deaths or injuries, but clearing out its hotels, restaurants and beach resorts at the height of the tourist season.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 8, 1999
EIN GEV, Israel -- Rising imposingly to Israel's north and east, the Golan Heights claims center stage in a drawn-out, frustrating search to end a half-century of conflict between the Jewish state and Syria.This is the terrain that comes to mind when envoys in the Middle East peace process try to persuade the Syrians to make a deal with the Israelis, as Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright did yesterday in her visit to Damascus.But an important, seldom-spotlighted part of the struggle is a narrow strip of land near this kibbutz along the Sea of Galilee.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 17, 1996
DEIR HANNA, Israel -- The sons and daughters of Ahmad and Amina Khateeb return to the olive groves of the Galilee about this time every year. They gather under the trees, the fruit heavy and clean from the first rains. Together, they harvest the crop from the fields of their forefathers.Saleh, at 37 the youngest of the 13 Khateeb children, pokes an oak staff into the leafy, green boughs and shakes it. Olives fall like hail on the plastic tarps spread beneath the trees.The women sift through the fallen fruit for fat green olives.
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By Robert Ruby and Robert Ruby,Jerusalem Bureau of The Sun | January 28, 1992
JERUSALEM -- Water has been an incentive for warfare in the Middle East since the first wanderer found a spring in the desert and decided to protect it with his life.In the hundreds of clashes between Israel and its Arab neighbors, water often has been the sought-after prize. Armies have fought over malarial swamps and small streams because as a measure of local wealth water is rivaled only by land and oil.Most battles in the water war have been fought in a small pocket of territory lying east and north of the Sea of Galilee, along the borders that existed before 1967 between Israel, Syria and Jordan.
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By Susan Spano and Susan Spano,Los Angeles Times | March 1, 2009
TEL AVIV, Israel -There was a map of the Holy Land on the front flap of my mother's Bible. It was colored in pale pinks and blues and it showed Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Galilee and the Jordan River. The names told the story of the life of Jesus Christ, but to me the map made it real. Older now, I have graduated from dreaming over maps to visiting places embedded in my consciousness, above all Israel. It is just a sliver of land about the size of New Jersey but deep in terms of time. I had only a week to devote to the trip, so I had to be selective.
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By JOHN MURPHY and JOHN MURPHY,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | July 18, 2006
TIBERIAS, Israel -- On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where the New Testament says Jesus walked on water and multiplied five loaves and two fishes to feed 5,000 men, residents are praying for another miracle: a rapid end to the Middle East crisis and the return of tourists to their city. Hezbollah has peppered this resort community with a barrage of rockets, causing no deaths or injuries, but clearing out its hotels, restaurants and beach resorts at the height of the tourist season.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 3, 1996
KFAR HARUV, Israel -- Below the volcanic cliffs of this kibbutz in northern Israel lies the Sea of Galilee, a font of fresh water for an arid country. Three decades ago, the cliffs belonged to Syria.From their stone perches, Syrian troops would fire on Israeli homes below. The gunfire ended after Israel's victory in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, and Israel extended its borders into these hills."You don't have to be a general in the army [to know that] anybody who sits up here controls everything you're looking at," says Joel Sheinfeld, as he stands atop an old Syrian bunker on the ridge at Kfar Haruv, his home for 23 years.
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By John Rivera and Mark Matthews and John Rivera and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 25, 2000
KORAZIM, Israel -- High above the Sea of Galilee, Pope John Paul II invoked one of the Gospel's most powerful passages before 80,000 mostly young faithful yesterday, telling them to reject the idea that only war, deviousness and persecution yield success. The world's apparent "losers," he promised, will win in the end. "Blessed are you," his voice rang out to applause as some in the crowd wept. The pope quoted the Beatitudes, the essence of Jesus' teaching, near the traditional scene of the Sermon on the Mount at a morning Mass that drew modern Israel's biggest-ever Christian gathering, a highlight of his seven-day Holy Land pilgrimage.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | December 8, 1999
EIN GEV, Israel -- Rising imposingly to Israel's north and east, the Golan Heights claims center stage in a drawn-out, frustrating search to end a half-century of conflict between the Jewish state and Syria.This is the terrain that comes to mind when envoys in the Middle East peace process try to persuade the Syrians to make a deal with the Israelis, as Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright did yesterday in her visit to Damascus.But an important, seldom-spotlighted part of the struggle is a narrow strip of land near this kibbutz along the Sea of Galilee.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | October 18, 1998
Sometimes it takes outsiders to make people aware of treasures in their own city.Even longtime Baltimore museum-goers may not have known that 17 works of art by French painter Eugene Delacroix reside here. But four of them, three from the Walters Art Gallery and one from the Baltimore Museum of Art, are in the superb show "Delacroix: The Late Work" now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.The show, celebrating the bicentennial of the artist's birth, contains more than 100 paintings and works on paper by Delacroix (1798-1863)
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 17, 1996
DEIR HANNA, Israel -- The sons and daughters of Ahmad and Amina Khateeb return to the olive groves of the Galilee about this time every year. They gather under the trees, the fruit heavy and clean from the first rains. Together, they harvest the crop from the fields of their forefathers.Saleh, at 37 the youngest of the 13 Khateeb children, pokes an oak staff into the leafy, green boughs and shakes it. Olives fall like hail on the plastic tarps spread beneath the trees.The women sift through the fallen fruit for fat green olives.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 3, 1996
KFAR HARUV, Israel -- Below the volcanic cliffs of this kibbutz in northern Israel lies the Sea of Galilee, a font of fresh water for an arid country. Three decades ago, the cliffs belonged to Syria.From their stone perches, Syrian troops would fire on Israeli homes below. The gunfire ended after Israel's victory in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, and Israel extended its borders into these hills."You don't have to be a general in the army [to know that] anybody who sits up here controls everything you're looking at," says Joel Sheinfeld, as he stands atop an old Syrian bunker on the ridge at Kfar Haruv, his home for 23 years.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 3, 1994
BEDFORD, Va. -- Here at Holy Land U.S.A., there are no rides -- unless you count the wagon and minibus tours.Farm animals in this theme park often outnumber daily visitors. There are no lines for exhibits, no costumed tour guides. No food concessions, fast or otherwise."Bring 5 loaves and 2 fishes and have lunch by the Sea of Galilee," suggests the park's brochure.Finally, the playland as parable.Situated in southern Virginia amid the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Lynchburg and Roanoke, this 245-acre replica of ancient Israel is a fantasy land tucked far away from mall-to-mall America.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | January 3, 1994
BEDFORD, Va. -- Here at Holy Land U.S.A., there are no rides -- unless you count the wagon and minibus tours.Farm animals in this theme park often outnumber daily visitors. There are no lines for exhibits, no costumed tour guides. No food concessions, fast or otherwise."Bring 5 loaves and 2 fishes and have lunch by the Sea of Galilee," suggests the park's brochure.Finally, the playland as parable.Situated in southern Virginia amid the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Lynchburg and Roanoke, this 245-acre replica of ancient Israel is a fantasy land tucked far away from mall-to-mall America.
FEATURES
By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | October 18, 1998
Sometimes it takes outsiders to make people aware of treasures in their own city.Even longtime Baltimore museum-goers may not have known that 17 works of art by French painter Eugene Delacroix reside here. But four of them, three from the Walters Art Gallery and one from the Baltimore Museum of Art, are in the superb show "Delacroix: The Late Work" now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.The show, celebrating the bicentennial of the artist's birth, contains more than 100 paintings and works on paper by Delacroix (1798-1863)
NEWS
By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Jerusalem Bureau | July 16, 1993
JERUSALEM -- The Sea of Galilee, on whose banks loaves and fishes multiplied and disciples were recruited, is gaining a legend of considerably lesser import.Some people say a crocodile lives there.The first report came a few weeks ago from a woman visiting her sister on a kibbutz. Since then, several more people said they saw a reptile in the sea.The accounts have prompted daily searches by rangers and volunteers and have provided grist for picnic-table talk for the thousands of vacationers who flock to the Galilee in the summer.
NEWS
By Robert Ruby and Robert Ruby,Jerusalem Bureau of The Sun | January 28, 1992
JERUSALEM -- Water has been an incentive for warfare in the Middle East since the first wanderer found a spring in the desert and decided to protect it with his life.In the hundreds of clashes between Israel and its Arab neighbors, water often has been the sought-after prize. Armies have fought over malarial swamps and small streams because as a measure of local wealth water is rivaled only by land and oil.Most battles in the water war have been fought in a small pocket of territory lying east and north of the Sea of Galilee, along the borders that existed before 1967 between Israel, Syria and Jordan.
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