Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab is an author at Religion News Service.

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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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