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Palestinian Christians

Easter Festivities and Restrictions in Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

The dwindling Palestinian Christian population celebrated Palm Sunday in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and even in Gaza. Eastern and Western Christian calendars were united this year, bringing larger numbers to the celebrations than usual.

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

Israel-Palestine: Two States or One Holy Land?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard W. Kropf

It seems to me that when it comes to the Middle East, rather than the universal goal regarding human rights that the UN had in mind ever being achieved, the proposed two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while it might prove a temporary solution, in the end will only prolong the outworn and divisive situation.

Palestinian Christians Against The Occupation

Philip Farah | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Philip Farah

The majority of Palestinian Muslims and Christians have chosen peaceful resistance. To say that Hamas is the cause of the declining Christian population in the occupied Palestinian territories is standing the truth on its head.

Getting It Right: "Israel and the Plight of Mideast Christians"

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
John L. Esposito

Michael Oren's March 12 Wall Street Journal article, "Israel and the Plight of Mideast Christians" exploits a real issue, the fears and plight of Christians in some Muslim countries.

What Woud Jesus Do? A Non-Violent Conflict Resolution For Palestine

Sami Awad | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Sami Awad

Jesus could have suggested we make peace with our enemies or negotiate peace agreements or peacefully resolve conflict. Instead, he entreated them to go further: to "love" them.

Controversy in Wisconsin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

When we have controversy and conflict within the church and speak badly of one another as Christians, it actually turns people away from Christ.

Deporting the "Son of Hamas": A Betrayal of American Values

Noa Tishby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noa Tishby

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the renowned "Son of Hamas": the eldest son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef. He grew up in a culture of violence and hatred, and rejected it for faith in peace and a belief in humanity.

Israel Prevents Christian Pilgrims From Visiting Bethlehem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

In a response to a totally nonviolent protest by Palestinian Christians and Muslims demanding their freedom of movement the Israeli army has effectively banned entry of Christian pilgrims and tourists from visiting the birth place of Christ.

Saving the Islamic World's Christians

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Even in Islamic countries not strictly run by Sharia law, pressures mount on local Christians to leave the homes they've known for centuries.

Obama is First US President in Office who Speaks of the Suffering of Palestinian Christians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

In Cairo, Barack Obama spoke of the suffering of a religious group rarely mentioned in the mainstream media: Palestine's Christians.

Shameful Plight of the Middle East's Christians

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

No community today is so targeted by violent thugs for no reason other than sheer bigotry as are the Christians of Iraq.

Christmas Spirit Shattered in the Holy Land

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A tense atmosphere in anticipation of more bad news and an air of sadness has engulfed East Jerusalem in the aftermath of the Gaza attacks. The spirit of Christmas has all but died.