Daoud Kuttab is an author at Religion News Service.
All Stories by Daoud Kuttab
Why Jerusalem’s Latin patriarch opened church courts to non-Catholic lawyers
By Daoud Kuttab — September 11, 2023
(RNS) — A courageous decision gives more people access to the law.
Attacks against Palestinian Christians deepens determination to stay on the land
By Daoud Kuttab — August 21, 2023
(RNS) — Palestinian Christians are doing their utmost to encourage their cohort to stay put on their lands.
The Muslim prayer hall that may spark the next Israeli-Palestinian battle
By Daoud Kuttab — May 4, 2023
(RNS) — In Jerusalem, small frictions can escalate quickly if the causes are not addressed.
After unrest at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel curtails freedom of worship for Christians
By Daoud Kuttab — April 13, 2023
(RNS) — Negotiations between church officials and the Israeli police have broken down.
The dangerous week ahead in the Old City of Jerusalem
By Daoud Kuttab — April 4, 2023
(RNS) — Jerusalem is on edge as radical Jewish activists push to hold a ritual where Muslims gather for Ramadan.
It’s a dangerous turn when a pogrom becomes an act of faith
By Daoud Kuttab — March 3, 2023
(RNS) — Turning the Israeli-Palestinian political conflict into a messianic one could blow up the entire region.
Is ‘Jewish supremacy’ translating into anti-Christian violence in Jerusalem?
By Daoud Kuttab — February 3, 2023
(RNS) — The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is a political one; it must stay as such.
Ordination in Jerusalem belies slow progress for Christian women in the Middle East
By Daoud Kuttab — January 24, 2023
(RNS) — Religious affiliation regulates everything from inheritance to divorce.
Why a visit by Israel’s national security minister to Al-Aqsa Mosque caused a firestorm
By Daoud Kuttab — January 6, 2023
(RNS) — Israel must decide whether its future will be as a modern democracy or a theocracy.
Jordan unveils $100 million master plan for the second millennium of Jesus’ baptism
By Daoud Kuttab — December 13, 2022
AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) — 'We decided on a biblical village theme that attempts to re-create a 2,000-year-old experience,’ said an official in charge of developing the site.
Growing pains for Arab evangelical Christians in the Middle East
By Daoud Kuttab — October 4, 2022
(RNS) — Pressure from Arab governments and other Christian groups has only contributed to evangelicals' cooperation in the region.
For Biden, Palestinian struggle has an Irish Catholic cast
By Daoud Kuttab — July 25, 2022
(RNS) — The comparison to the Irish reflects a new and important value to Palestinians who aspire to live in a free and independent state of their own.
A humanitarian is wrongly convicted of helping besieged Palestinians in Gaza
By Daoud Kuttab — June 16, 2022
(RNS) — The case against El Halabi has dealt a blow to the Israeli justice system.
Jordan’s King Abdullah, custodian of holy sites, meets US Christian leaders
By Daoud Kuttab — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — Reconfirming the status quo in Jerusalem will require some hard diplomacy and a lot of goodwill.
The wisdom of millenniums gave us the Status Quo Agreement in Jerusalem
By Daoud Kuttab — April 22, 2022
(RNS) — Peace in Israel lies in the thousands of years of managing the holy places in a holy city.
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