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The embassy is more right wing than most Israelis and is not supported by the great majority of churches.
Undeterred by charges of blasphemy that could land him in jail, singer Marcel Khalifa on Tuesday publicly sang the controversial song that critics claim insults Islam.
Senior Lebanese Shiites on Monday demanded the lifting of a Sunni Muslim ban on a song by leading performer Marcel Khalife, accused last week of insulting Islam.
The head of Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim community has said he was behind moves to put musician Marcel Khalife on trial for "abasing" Islam in one of his songs, a London-based Arabic-language daily reported Sunday.
A prominent Lebanese composer and singer has been formally accused by an investigating judge of insulting Islam. Judge Abdul Rahman Shihab demanded the imprisonment Marcel Khalife from six months to three years for (allegedly) insulting religious rituals by using the chapter of Yusif from the Holy...
Israel said on Tuesday it will bar any new building in the biblical town of Nazareth in 2000, a move that could effectively block the construction of a controversial mosque before a planned visit by Pope John Paul II.
A Muslim leader in Nazareth demanded Saturday that the Vatican stay out of a dispute between Muslims and Christians. The Vatican opposes the construction of a mosque near the Church of the Annunciation.
A Jewish extremist was convicted on Tuesday of plotting to deface a Muslim grave with a pig’s head and plotting to burn down an Israeli peace group’s office.
Prime Minister Ehud Barak officially opened new archaeological excavations near Al Haram Al Sharif, a flash point of Arab-Israeli enmity. The site’s political and religious sensitivity exploded in bloodshed three years ago.
His Majesty King Abdullah held talks on Tuesday with head of the Beirut-based Higher Islamic Shiite Council Sheikh Mohammed Mahdi Shamsuddine.


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