Bible Society court case delayed

Middle East Concern has reported that a court case involving the Bible Society in Israel that was scheduled to hear arguments on Wednesday in Tel Aviv has been postponed.

When representatives from the Bible Society arrived at the court on Wednesday prepared to testify, they were informed that the judge was sick and that the hearing would be postponed to a later date, according to Middle East Concern.

The court case concerns the Bible Society bookshop in Tel Aviv, which has been in the same premises for 55 years and, the Bible Society believes, should have protected tenant status. As KNI reported, the owner of the building alleges that by selling Christian literature, in addition to the Bible, the Bible Society has violated its commercial license and therefore does not meet the criteria of a protected tenant.

The director of the Bible Society said, despite the frustration of a delay, that God is in control and thanks everyone for their prayers and encouragement. Please continue to pray that when the hearing takes place, the conflict will be dealt with fairly and that the bookshop in Tel Aviv will be able to continue to function.