Lately there has been criticism of the church leadership by Palestinian faithful, who accuse the Greek-speaking and largely Greek-born leadership of squandering their money and treating their Arabic-speaking members as second-class faithful.
recent deposition of Patriarch [[Irenaios I (Skopelitis) of Jerusalem|Irenaios I]] amidst scandals regarding the transfer of land to Jewish control, the Holy Synod of the church named as their [[locum tenens|temporary primate]] His Eminence Metropolitan [[Cornelius (Rodousakis) of Petra]]. On [[August 22]], 2005, the Holy Synod unanimously elected the former Archbishop of Tabor, [[Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem|Theophilus]], as the 141st Patriarch of Jerusalem.
*[http://www.geocities.com/rev_alexander2000/ Rum Orthodox Ivri: The Website of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Community within Israeli Society], served by Fr. Alexander Winogradsky, a priest of Jewish ethnicity serving mainly in Hebrew
===Jaffa Gate Deal and Recognition Issues 2004-2007===
*Moran, Dominic. [http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?ID=11310 The Battle for Jerusalem] ''ISN Security Watch'', 18 May 2005.
*Morenatti, Emilio. [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,901050606-1066874,00.html An Unorthodox Deal?] ''TIME'', 29 May 2005.
*Rapoport, Meron. [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/820990.html Burnt Offerings] ''Haaretz.com'', 9 February 2007.
*The Associated Press. [http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/05/14/europe/EU-REL-Greece-Jordan-Patriarch.php Embattled Jerusalem Patriarch Says He is Still Supported by Jordan's King] ''International Herald Tribune''. 14 May 2007.
*[http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/71899.html Solution Looming in Jerusalem Orthodox Church Row] ''Earthtimes.org'', 12 June 2007.
*[http://www.hri.org/news/greek/ana/2007/07-06-14.ana.html#06 Jordan Reverses Decision over Jerusalem Patriarch During Bakoyannis Visit] ''Athens News Agency''. 14 June 2007.
*Lefkovits, Etgar. [http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1183053087602 Greece's Government urges Israel to Recognize Greek Orthodox Patriarch] ''The Jerusalem Post''. 2 July 2007.
*Mackenzie, Nick. [http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=878 Athens Appeals to Israelis over Patriarch] ''Religious Intelligence'', 3 July 2007.
*Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [http://www.mfa.gr/www.mfa.gr/Articles/en-US/20122007_KL1214.htm Briefing of Greek Government Regarding the Israeli Cabinet's Recognition of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch] 16 December 2007.
*European Jewish Press. [http://www.ejpress.org/article/22658 Israel Takes Two Years to Recognise Greek Patriarch] 18 December 2007.
*Israel National News. [http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/124634 Pro-PLO Greek Orthodox Church Leader Ousted] 19 December 2007.