The Dawod family's Eid al-Fitr feast isn't as bountiful as in years past due to the violence in Gaza, Haya Dawod said.

Gaza violence casts a pall on Eid celebrations

JERUSALEM (RNS) This year, instead of sweets, people are drinking black coffee without sugar, a sign of mourning in Palestinian culture. Instead of new clothes, people are sending their alms to Gaza. Instead of going on vacation, people stay home, glued to the TV set.

Demonstration against Israeli assault on Gaza

From Ibrahim to Khalil:   Healing through the flames, American Islam and Palestine/Israel

The recent visit of some American Muslim leaders to Jerusalem to engage in interfaith dialogue with the Jewish leaders has yet again opened deep wounds for the American Muslim community. It is Ramadan, and it is Gaza. It is a sacred time, and it is a time of profound sorrow and outrage as we see Baraka and pain mingling. Let us hope that these words may help usher some healing for our community.