Israel-Hamas war

Tens of thousands march against antisemitism in London including UK ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson

By Sylvia Hui — November 28, 2023
LONDON (AP) —Johnson was joined by U.K. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and other senior government officials at the march to express solidarity with the Jewish community.

In ‘Unapologetic,’ young Palestinian-Israeli podcasters advocate for a third narrative

By Kyle Desrosiers    — November 27, 2023
(RNS) — In the podcast, launched amid the Israel-Hamas War, the co-hosts imagine a role in the peace process that is particular to the Arab community in Israel.

Bethlehem pastors arrive in DC, urge lawmakers to embrace cease-fire, peace plan

By Jack Jenkins — November 27, 2023
(RNS) — 'All we want for Christmas is a constant and comprehensive cease-fire and an end to this war,' said the Rev. Munther Isaac, pastor of Bethlehem’s Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church.

Fighting antisemitism and Islamophobia in one breath

By Elyse Wechterman — November 27, 2023
(RNS) — This is not a time to turn our back on interfaith and interethnic partnerships.

With antisemitism rising as the Israel-Hamas war rages, Europe’s Jews worry

By Jamey Keaten and Laurie Kellman — November 27, 2023
GENEVA (AP) — Faced with fears that antisemitism will spread, communities are taking action.

From past to present, Jews speak out in one voice

By Beth Kissileff — November 24, 2023
(RNS) — What does it mean for Jews to speak out at this moment?

Confusion follows Pope Francis’ audience with Israeli and Palestinian delegations

By Claire Giangravé — November 22, 2023
(RNS) — The Vatican denied that Francis referred to the Israeli attacks in Gaza as genocide.

Stung by anti-Israel protests and hate, many Jews are reasserting their identity

By Michele Chabin — November 22, 2023
(RNS) — While some American Jews leave Star of David necklaces at home or remove mezuzahs from their doorposts, others have deepened their spiritual practices or taken to the streets and social media to shout their pride in their Jewish identity and the state of Israel.

How to talk about the Israel-Hamas conflict at Thanksgiving

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 22, 2023
(RNS) — How to avoid toxic conversations at Thanksgiving. Here is a prayer that you can use.

Demanding peace even in the absence of war in Israel and Gaza

By Russell P. Johnson — November 21, 2023
(Sightings) — For those not directly affected, direct violence shouts, while structural violence whispers.

Is American media coverage of the Israel-Hamas war biased?

By Mark Silk — November 21, 2023
(RNS) — The difference between U.S. outlets and Israeli ones is a matter of hope.

Claiborne, Barber, Budde among Christian leaders calling for Gaza cease-fire at White House vigil

By Jack Jenkins — November 21, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'We must join forces with Jews and Christians and Muslims around the world who are calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, and the safe return of all hostages and civilian prisoners," said the Rev. William Barber II.

Franklin Graham tours devastation in Israel, commits to helping rebuild

By Yonat Shimron — November 20, 2023
(RNS) — Israel has been the beneficiary of millions of dollars from Christian charities and a flood of volunteers. Samaritan's Purse is among them.

American evangelicals interpret Israel-Hamas War as a prelude to End Times

By Fiona André — November 17, 2023
(RNS) — Armed conflicts involving Israel are often associated with End Times’ battles by American evangelicals, as many believe the Jewish state will play a role in fulfilling the biblical prophecy. 

Before we find peace in the Mideast, we have to stop seeing only the ‘other’

By Vishavjit Singh — November 17, 2023
(RNS) — A memory of being vilified for one's faith makes the Israeli-Hamas conflict feel more raw and dangerous.
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