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The article reviews the following books: Patterns of the Past, Prospects for the Future: The Christian Heritage in the Holy Land. Edited by Thomas Hummel, Kevork Hintilian and Ulf Carmesund, pp. 334. London: Melisende, 1999, £15.00. 1901764109. Palestinian Christians-Religion, Politics and Society...
The author recounts how cheerfully Christmas used to be celebrated in the village of Taybeh, which is the only all Christian Palestinian village in the Holy Land. However, Christmas this year will be depressing and sad because there will be no Christmas celebrations this year in respect for the...
The St.. Nicholas and St.. Michael Greek Orthodox Churches were shelled by Israeli missiles. Families in Beit Jala, Beit Sahour, Al-Khader village and in many other cities in Palestine had to leave their homes trying to find safety from Israeli raids and attacks.
Because of the increased and continuing atrocities of the State of Israel, the Islamic Scholars around the world declared this Ramadan a month of Intifada saying that it is a divine obligation upon the Muslims world-wide to respond to their call verbally, financially, physically and militarily.
A high-level delegation of American church leaders headed for the Middle East to express solidarity with Christian churches there and to lend their voices to a growing chorus calling for renewed efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in the area.
In his story about living in a town under siege the author writes about the emigration of Christians from the Palestinian areas.
This is the text of a lecture delivered in London by the general administrator of the Latin Catholic Church in Jerusalem, Father William Shomali, representing Latin Catholic Patriarch Michel Sabah of Jerusalem, during the investiture of the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher of England and...
Archbishop Loutfi Laham has been elected by the Melkite synod as the new Patriarch of the Melkite Catholic Church. His recognition by Pope John Paul II is expected soon.
Zionism within a Christian context is an ideology that has become widespread among extremist Protestant circles. It is based on the idea that the return of Jews to Palestine is a main condition for salvation. It is an integral part of an ideology for religious reform which rejects metaphoric...
Salwa Refaat wrote the National Egyptian Heritage Foundation( NEHRA), the Ministries of Culture and Environment and the Antiquities Authority made great efforts to revive the sites on the Holy path. On the same page was an interview with Mr. Mounir Gabbour, Chairman of NEHRA. In: "The Holy Book"...
Khilafa [the rule of a caliph, a successor of Mohammed who holds both worldly and religious responsibilities], the republic, monarchy; these are different forms of government systems. Which of them represents the Islamic system? Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, the Islamic thinker, expresses his...
Sub-titles: The Israeli policy is aggressive and does not change. The people who carry out this policy are the only thing that changes I reject normalization with Israel I refused to participate in the Bethlehem 2000 Conference because I will not enter the Holy City while it is still partially...
A few days ago, President Mubarak sent the draft of the Procedure law in Personal Status law cases to the Shura Council to discuss it before forwarding it to the People’s Assembly. The draft of the new law which has been drawn up with careful consultation with various bodies, particularly the Al-...
A proposal to legalize casino gambling in Israel enraged Jewish parties in Israel.
The construction of a mosque in Nazareth has not caused a crisis between the Vatican and Israel, which will "very warmly receive" Pope John Paul II next year, Israel’s envoy to the Holy See said on Friday.
Plans are made to build a center for all three monotheistic religions in al-Tor, in the Sinai. The author, however, opposes building a synagogue out of fear the land later may be claimed by Israelis. The author is against normalization with Israel.
"We are not in need of assuring our belief in the heavenly books and all the stories mentioned in them. We believe in what the Holy Qur’an mentioned about the story of the Jews’ departure from Egypt and how they accompanied Moses to escape the tyranny of the pharaoh."
Churches in the Holy Land unlocked their doors Wednesday after a two-day shutdown in protest at the building of a mosque in Nazareth but tensions inflamed by the project were still running high.
At dawn each day for 800 years, a member of the same Muslim family has opened a door to Christianity’s holiest shrine in the Holy Land’s most sacred city. But this door is narrow and could become a death trap if thousands of pilgrims visit the church.
Pope John Paul hopes to fulfill his dream of tracing the footsteps of Jesus Christ next March when he makes a visit to Holy Land sites ruled by Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the Vatican said Wednesday.
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