Israel

Jerusalem Christians Shut Doors of Holy Sepulchre in Protest Against Israeli Policies

The various Christian factions at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre have united in the face of an “unprecedented level” of Israeli state abuse against Churches and Christians. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the place many Christians believe Jesus was buried. As such, it is also considered to be the holiest site in…… Continue reading Jerusalem Christians Shut Doors of Holy Sepulchre in Protest Against Israeli Policies

History · Interfaith

Why a Muslim Holds the Key to the Holiest Church in Christendom

During the Caliphate of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab, Muslims started to expand northwards into the lands of the Byzantine Empire. The majority of the Christians in the region were Monophysites, who had a more monotheistic view of God that was similar to what the new Muslims were preaching, as Lost Islamic History notes. “They welcomed Muslim…… Continue reading Why a Muslim Holds the Key to the Holiest Church in Christendom

Interfaith

Christians & Muslims Stand Together Against New Forces of Extremism & Destruction

Source: Catholic News Agency The Holy Land’s bishops have said that Christians and Muslims need to unite against extremism, stressing that people of all beliefs are at risk. “Christians and Muslims need to stand together against the new forces of extremism and destruction,” the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land said in an…… Continue reading Christians & Muslims Stand Together Against New Forces of Extremism & Destruction

Religion

Young Palestinians restore Basilica of Gethsemane in Jerusalem

The Basilica of Gethsemane, also known as the Church of All Nations, has been restored back to its original splendor by a group of young Palestinians, five of which are Muslim. The Custody of the Holy Land, the Franciscan group responsible for the restoration, could have given the project to foreign experts but they chose Palestinians…… Continue reading Young Palestinians restore Basilica of Gethsemane in Jerusalem

Religion

Celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem

Today is Palm Sunday, the last Sunday before Easter and the beginning of the most holy week in the Catholic tradition. On this day we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem. The New Testament notes that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the Jewish crowds gathered to greet him by waving palm branches and by…… Continue reading Celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem

Politics

“The Forefront of Zion:” Video of Israeli Colonization of East Jerusalem

Mondoweiss writes: You will see the billboard for an Israeli settlement right below us being built inside the Palestinian neighborhood of Jebel  Muhaber. The billboard features an appeal for American Jews to buy here. The colony is called Nof Zion, the vista of Zion. At 2:08 you will see the black barrels on the tops…… Continue reading “The Forefront of Zion:” Video of Israeli Colonization of East Jerusalem

Commentary

Politics: What Romney said behind closed doors in Jerusalem

Dear my Israeli donor friends, I have some ideas.  Don’t tell ANYONE what I’m about to propose. Donate $10 million to my campaign and the US will strike Iranian nuclear sites with missiles by February 2013. Of course that’s if I’m elected President. Donate $40 million to my campaign and the US will invade Iran…… Continue reading Politics: What Romney said behind closed doors in Jerusalem