HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Iran's president on Friday strongly criticized the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and urged Muslims to support the Palestinian cause.
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(RNS) — In the days after Donald Trump's surprise election in 2016, conservative evangelical Christians made clear their high expectations for the president they had helped put into office.
Mike Pence gave a great speech in the Knesset. There. I said it.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel as fulfillment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith's compassion and justice...
(USA Today) — Pence made the announcement Monday (Jan. 22) at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — King Abdullah derives his political legitimacy from his dynasty's role as guardian of a key Muslim site in Jerusalem. Any perceived threat to Muslim claims in the city is seen as a challenge to Jordan.
(RNS) — 'Christians in the Middle East, the vast majority of them, believe American evangelicals have crocodile tears,' said Wadie Abu Nassar, a Catholic political analyst based in Haifa, Israel.
(AP) The transport minister said this would honor the U.S. president’s “brave and historic to decision recognize the city as Israel’s capital.”
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Crowds on Sunday (Dec. 24) were thinner than previous years, with visitors deterred by clashes that have broken out in recent weeks between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The nonbinding resolution declaring U.S. action on Jerusalem "null and void" passed by a vote of 128-9 — a victory for the Palestinians.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (RNS) — Artisans in and around Bethlehem specialize in carving wood from a tree that makes several appearances in the Bible. They consider the work — a millennium-old tradition — holy. But clashes between Israelis and...
What was that thing about a broken clock? Does it apply to Donald Trump?
(RNS) — They don’t want death and destruction. They want peace and an end to suffering — and believe Jesus will bring that about.
(RNS) — And the president himself tops the list of religion newsmakers of the year — despite his lack of church attendance and biblical literacy.