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Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Daoud Kuttab

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.

The tinder box of Jerusalem and the tyranny of the religious calendar

By Daoud Kuttab — April 8, 2022
(RNS) — The holiday crunch doesn't bode well for a population already strained by repression and attacks.

Israel isn’t divided by apartheid. It’s divided between democracy and tribalism.

By Daoud Kuttab — February 4, 2022
(RNS) — For decades, Israel has operated under two different ecosystems.

Palestinian families are reunited as ‘discriminatory’ residency rule is set aside

By Daoud Kuttab — February 1, 2022
(RNS) — The court decreed that rules based on a long-lapsed law barring Israeli citizens and their spouses from the Palestinian territories from living together constitute unlawful discrimination.

Patriarch of Jerusalem’s edict puts unity on Holy Land’s Christmas in doubt

By Daoud Kuttab — December 2, 2021
(RNS) — Western and Eastern Christians in Jordan and Israel have long agreed to celebrate Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar, on Dec. 25, and Easter according to the older Julian calendar.

Israeli police clash with protesters to clear Al-Aqsa complex for Tisha b’av worshippers

By Daoud Kuttab — July 18, 2021
(RNS) — The Israeli action violates the 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, the Jordanian foreign ministry said.
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