Ralph Benko Visit

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1 April 2016

A.B. The Samaritan News

Number 1211-1212

Samaritan Year 3654

1 april 2016

(Photo by ‘Amit Marchiv – putting his new camera to very good use)

Headlines on 1 April 2016

Uncomplimentary Profile

A new book about the Samaritans by Professor Reinhard Pummer presents an uncomplimentary image of Israelite Samaritans.

In the English Section

Ralph Benko in Middle East

1 april 2016Mr Ralph Benko paid a short, but very constructive visit to Israel and Samaria, with the aim of finding a peaceful solution to some of the political problems that affect the Israelite Samaritans. Ralph Benko is a political lobbyist in Washington DC, and advisor to the chair of the Samaritan Medal Foundation. During his four-day visit he met former Nablus mayor Gassan ElShakah and public activist ‘Abd ElAillah ElAttireh (himself a member of the Samaritan Medal Foundation), who both expressed their willingness to be at peace with Israel, and to be part of regional peace talks. He also met political activist and Samaritan Medal Foundation Member Yefet Tsedaka, and received the blessing of High Priest Abedel (See photo).

Medal Foundation Meeting

Suzanne Brindamour presents the minutes of the Samaritan Medal Foundation’s Annual Meeting.

Priest Reports

Priest Jacob ben ‘Aazzi reports to the Palestine Post in the 1930s and 1940s.


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