1 April 2016
A.B. The Samaritan News
Samaritan Year 3654
(Photo by ‘Amit Marchiv – putting his new camera to very good use)
Headlines on 1 April 2016
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
Mr 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 Jacob ben ‘Aazzi reports to the Palestine Post in the 1930s and 1940s.