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The Moroccan writer and columnist, Layna Kanūsh, strongly criticized the new book in French language ‘Le Nouvel Anti-Semitism en France’ (The new anti-Semitism in France). Written by a number of French psychologists, essayist and social critics, as well as a French cartoonist of Algerian roots, the...
Former muftī of Egypt, Alī Gum’ah, has called upon Muslim youth to visit Jerusalem. This call stirred much contention in Egyptian political circles. Some political parties stated that the call is alien, ambiguous, not justified and considered a form of naturalization with ‘the Zionists’. Dr. Abd al...
Dr. Shawqī Allām, the Muftī of Egypt, denounced that Israeli occupation forces allowed Moshe Zalman Feiglin, Member of the Knesset, to storm al- Aqsa mosque with a group of settlers. Praying people were attacked.A number of them were injured. The Muftī stated that the attack on praying people is...
The Council of Shaykhs of Sufī Orders has denounced storming the Aqsa mosque and desecrating it by the Israeli female soldiers. The Council of Shaykhs added that Israel continues to challenge the Islamic world with its provocations (Author not mentioned, al- Dustūr, March 20, p.2). Read original...
In his speech in the UAE at the conference “Social Peace”, Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām of the Azhar, deplored the fact that global peace is tied to the whims of international politics and its changeability, saying that Islam viewed peace as the basis of international relations. He stated that the...
‘Abd al-Hādī al-Qasabī, Grand Shaykh of the Sūfīs, has called for cooperation throughout the Arabic and Islamic world to launch a swift intervention to rescue Muslims in Burma and the Central African Republic, as well as to prevent any further incursions by Israeli forces into Al-‘Aqsá Mosque in...
The Azhar has condemned the violent incursion on Al-‘Aqsá mosque in Jerusalem undertaken by Jewish settlers the day before yesterday, describing it as a violation of its sanctity. Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib of the Azhar called for an Islamic movement to put pressure on the occupying forces and to...
  In an interview hosted by the Saudi-Arabian editor-in-chief of ʿArab News, Fayṣal ʿAbbās, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II denounced the decision of banning the Copts from visiting the Holy Land, describing it as an ‘inappropriate decision’.   Pope Tawāḍrūs II explained that many Egyptians,...
The Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers kicked off today morning in Manama [al-Manāmah], capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Conference is organized by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in cooperation with the Bahrain...
The delegation of Pope Tawāḍrūs II had just arrived in Jerusalem in order to follow up the issue of the Dayr al-Sulṭān Monastery. According to the spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Būlus Ḥalīm, Israel’s newly appointed ambassador to Egypt, Khālid ʿAzmī, is to receive the Coptic Orthodox...
Khulūd Khamīs, a Palestinian writer from Haifa, exposed the publishing company’s misbehavior. She had been invited by Resling to participate in the book’s launch event planned for October. She is not one of the writers featured in this particular collection.
Background Yāssīn Jābar was the Lebanese Minister of Economics in 1996. Now he is a member of parliament representing the district of Nabṭiyya. His platform is liberal in its political slant, with an emphasis on Human Rights. Side A In April 1996, the south of Lebanon was attacked by Israel during...
Side A Reinout Vos first introduces himself and tells Hulsman how he began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and how he came to Egypt. Vos said that he studied history at Utrecht University, specializing in the history of Malaysia and Indonesia. After completing his Master’s degree,...
In an article published in al-Maṣrī al-Yawm, Egypt’s former Minister of Culture Ḥilmī al-Namnam criticizes the point of view that claims that critic to Israeli policies is an “equation” with anti-Semitism:
Fr. Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson of Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church, confirmed that the church is very firm on its decision of not allowing pilgrimage to Jerusalem as long as the Holy Land is occupied. In addition, he said that the fact that “some individuals or travel agencies organize touristic trips...
The Church in a week: According to “Ṣadā al-Balad” these are the most important events of the three Orthodox Churches in the course of next week:
Archbishop ʿAṭā Allāh Ḥannā, President of the Greek Orthodox Bishops of Sabastiyya in Jerusalem rejects the imposition of oppressive taxes by the Israeli occuption authorities on church institutions in Jerusalem and on any other international institutions.
Although a century has passed since British Foreign Secretary James Balfour’s 1917 promise to the Jews to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine, the Palestinian resistance is still fueled and crises in the Middle East have not suspended. The article sheds light on the stance of the Ottoman...
Despite its decision to prevent Copts from visiting Jerusalem [as long as it is occupied by Israel], the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt sent delegations of monks and nuns to visit the Holy Land in July and September this year.

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