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Learning to think about religion/religions in a multi-disciplinary way Understanding the concept of “sacred history” Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Interpretations of sacred history
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Preface by Cornelis Hulsman: In 1997 I started making press overviews on issues related to Muslim-Christian relations and founded the Religious News Service from the Arab World which later was renamed Arab-West Report. Between June 13, 1997 and July 11, 1998 I collected articles from al-Muslimoon...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back with fury’ (Berlin 1972).
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a Washington-based Jewish organization that publishes free translations into English from media content in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu and Dari as well as free analytical reports, simply controls the media content read by large sectors of the...
Dr. Maḥmūd Zaqzūq, Egypt’s former Minister of Endowments and Secretary-General of the Egyptian Family House (EFH), called for a clear and comprehensive definition of terrorism to be agreed upon by all international institutions, pointing out that terrorism is an illicit use of violence aimed at...
Following a Facebook post, published by a group called ‘Anā Min al-Ḍāhir’ (I am from the district al- Ḍāhir), announced that an agreement was met with the Jewish community in Egypt to tour 3 Jewish synagogues in Cairo and visit the premises from the inside. 
I do not know how the Arab media succeeded in conveying the idea that the West is defending Jews and Zionism and that Muslims and Arabs are the ones who hate the Jews, and eventually Zionism. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Arab newspapers copy from the American media, which has proven to be...
Israeli media reported that the Jerusalem City Council approved a budget allocation of 700,000 shekels for the restoration of a balcony in the Dayr al-Sulṭān church in Jerusalem.  The site was closed by authorities after one of the stones fell from the balcony of the church.
The Head of the Jewish Community in Egypt Mājda Shihāta Hārūn emphasized that the project related to restoring the Jewish synagogues, which are unregistered as antiquities, into cultural centers is under way. She pointed out that the garbage removal works started in al-Mahallah al-Kubrá’s Hayyim El...
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...
  The Arab world counts dozens of Muslims and Christians who converted to Judaism; a topic that is very controversial, as converting to Judaism is considered allying with the Israeli enemy. The majority of converts come from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait and Morocco. Their reasons to convert to...
Recently news about the group called the “Pure Heart” have come to the fore in Israel.
Bishop Antony [Anṭūniyyūs], Archbishop of the Holy Land and the Near East, said that the crisis of Deir al-Sultan [Dayr al-Sulṭān] is to end soon, after having witnessed Israeli aggressions and abuses against the monks of the monastery.
A Jewish rabbi has called for establishing a Jewish Caliphate to face the Islamic Caliphate that ISIS is trying to establish in Iraq and Syria. 
The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt issued a statement concerning the Deir al-Sultan Monastery [Dayr al-Sulṭān] in which she confirms her good relations with churches of other denominations worldwide. The church further explained the historical background of Dayr al-Sulṭān in Jerusalem, saying: “...
Women dressed in black, with hijāb over their heads and others with crosses in their necklaces have shown solidarity with the loss of Nadiah Shihātah Harūn.
Dr. Janneke Stegeman, a Dutch Protestant Christian theologian and researcher in the Old Testament, religion, conflict and peacebuilding, believes ecumenism between Christians, Muslims and Jews should be seriously considered. Stegeman’s arguments are given and so is the critique on her arguments by...
[Reviewer’s Note: The paper mentioned that Israeli Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari from the National Union Party has burnt a copy of the Bible while he actually tore a New Testament from a copy of the Holy Book and threw it in the trash bin] Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for...
Another Coptic activist, John Tal’at, called for expelling the Israeli ambassador in response to Ben-Ari’s destroying a New Testament, urging strong actions against such “insolence”. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 20, p. 13] Read original text in Arabic

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