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Reverend Jerry Lamon Falwell was born on August 11, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia and deceased in May 2007.  In 1967, Falwell created an evangelical educational institution called the Lynchburg Christian Academy. The most echoing case of insult caused by Falwell was September 2002, when he gave an...
This article reflects on a hatred Israeli compaign against the Egyptians triggered by a Jewish Rabbi.
Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
ʿAmru Mūsā; an Egyptian politician and diplomat who holds the position of Secretary-General of the Arab Leagueand plays a pivotal role in negotiations around most of the major disputes in the Arab world. Such negotations are in regards to the disputes between Morocco and Algeria over Western Sahara...
Hundreds of Copts continue to visit holy sites in Jerusalem and in the West Bank in violation of the Coptic Orthodox Church's banning of visiting Palestine. Rāmī Siyāj, head of a Cairo tourist company that runs trips to holy places in Palestine, described the Church's prevention of Egyptian...
In a move that has sent shock waves throughout Egypt, the Coptic Orthodox Pope, Tawadros II, traveled to Jerusalem Thursday at the head of a distinguished delegation of bishops from the Coptic Church. The short flight from Cairo to Tel-Aviv can be measured in minutes; the psychological distance...
Copts challenge the church by going to Jerusalem   Channel One in Israel mentioned that 600 Egyptian Copts when to Jerusalem last Sunday to celebrate Easter in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. An official at the Cairo International Airport added that in the past few days, over 2000 Copts have made...
Copts Resort to Changing Sect When Traveling to Jerusalem Since 1971, Copts have not been officially allowed to enter Jerusalem, as Pope Shanūda the Third has prohibited pilgrimages to the City until the Copt’s “Muslim brothers” are allowed to enter as well. This decision has not stopped many...
Previously, I have written in Arab-West Report about people who have influenced me, such as former Dutch Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Daniel van der Meulen (1894–1989), who stimulated my interest in the Arab world and Muslim-Christian relations. Syrian-Orthodox Bishop, Samuel Aktash of the Tur...
Hours after the killing of Egyptian soldier by Israeli forces, the Egyptian deputy ambassador to Israel took iftar at Israeli President Shimon Peres' house in Jerusalem.  The Egyptian ambassador, Yasser Reda, had declined the invitation. Peres expressed his regrets at the death of Egyptian citizens...
Pope Shenouda has granted permission for a Coptic youth to travel to Israel, provided the visit is work related, according to Rose al-Yūsuf.   “There is no problem with normalization with the Palestinians,” said the pope, “Work does not mean violation of the Church’s decision.”   Pope Shenouda has...
The article at hand reports on the Israeli proposal to build 1,400 new apartments in the contested eastern half of Jerusalem. The proposal’s implementation would not only enrage Palestinians, but could also aggravate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. However, in pointing out that the proposal...
Cardinal Antonius Najīb, Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, talks in this interview with al-Wafd about various current issues facing Egypt. Regarding the recent debate on divorce and remarriage Najīb said, “Marriage is sacrament built on unity between one man and one woman who will not...
Shaykh Sālim ‘Abd al-Jalīl, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Endowments, has told shaykhs to not pray for President Mubārak on Friday, saying that it is inappropriate to mix Du‘ā’ and politics together. Various media have revealed that the Ministry of Endowments previously asked shaykhs and mosque...
Interview: Cornelis HulsmanThe following article presents an interview between His Royal Highness Prince Hasan Ibn Talal of Jordan, and Drs. Cornelis Hulsman. Issues discussed include Christian emigration from the Arab world, reform, and political issues in the Middle East.
Al-Dustūr reports on Muslims and Christians celebrating the Virgin Mary Festival
The author interviews Emad Gad, a Coptic academic who specializes in the study of Israel and its society. He comments on the current tensions, and hopes for the future, as well as his opinion on Muslim-Christian relations within Egypt itself.
Wajīh Ramzī writes about St. Marqus, the apostle who introduced Christianity to Egypt.

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