The Discovery Channel recently broadcast a documentary entitled, ‘The Lost Tomb of Jesus,’ which claims that Jesus was not resurrected and that his remains were found near Jerusalem. The author believes that it is a Jewish attempt to prove that both Christianity and Islam are fabricated religions, while Jews are the real chosen people of God.
Bishāy says that Palm Sunday is a day of joy and Muslim-Christian unity in Egypt. He also stresses the importance of the church role in giving Copts the freedom to express themselves in all fields of life without imposing the clergy’s own viewpoints. He praised Pope Shenouda’s opinion regarding article two of the Constitution stressing Jesus words: "My Kingdom is not of this world."
41. The conference of minorities of the Middle East, Zurich
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The minorities’ conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland from March 24 to 26, 2007. The conference, attended by representatives of about ten minorities groups in the Middle East, came out with a final declaration of the foundation of an organization for defending women and minorities in the Middle East. The controversial conference was attended by a majority of figures who belonged to the opposition of their countries. A Jewish rabbi aroused reservation of the attendees by his controversial statements about the “Hebrew state” being “abused” by the Arab and Muslim surrounding majority!