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Women in Muslim countries prepare for ‘least, most’ Ramadan

By Beth Murphy — April 23, 2020
(RNS) — Three Muslim women living in conflict zones reflect on how the hardships of the current crisis have caused them to approach Ramadan this year. 

UNC resolves Education Department complaint over anti-Semitism at Gaza conference

By Yonat Shimron — November 26, 2019
(RNS) — The government's claim stemmed from a performace by a Palestinian hip-hop artist on campus earlier this year.

Photos of the Week

By Kit Doyle — May 19, 2018
This week’s gallery includes images from the start of Ramadan, protests over the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, and more.

Evangelicals find like-minded Christians in unlikely place: Palestinian West Bank

By Dan Rabb — May 10, 2018
BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank (RNS) — It's an evangelical church that is proudly, defiantly Palestinian.

Trump in Israel, to visit holy sites

By Reuters — May 22, 2017
TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - In Jerusalem, he will pray at the Western Wall and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Peace in the Holy Land can be realized only if we work together

By Olav Fykse Tveit — April 19, 2017
(RNS) Our Christian principles and teachings compel us to insist on an equal measure of justice and dignity for all people, for Israelis and Palestinians alike, writes the general secretary of the World Council of Churches.

International Muslim group calls for Mideast peace conference

By Lauren Markoe — April 11, 2016
(RNS) A weighty agenda for a group that calls itself "the collective voice of the Muslim world."

University of California softens anti-Semitism statement

By Reuters — March 24, 2016
The action by California's flagship public university sought to strike a balance between condemning intolerance and protecting free speech.

Israeli-American LGBT reception disrupted by anti-Israel protesters

By Lauren Markoe — January 25, 2016
(RNS) In Chicago, pro-Palestinian protesters say Israeli and American gay Jews should be ashamed to support Israel.

Novel depicting Jewish-Arab love banned from Israeli schools

By Michele Chabin — December 31, 2015
JERUSALEM (RNS) A ministry committee recommended that the book not be taught in high schools at a time of heightened Palestinian attacks against Israeli Jews and reprisals by Israeli troops.

On Israel-Palestinian conflict, Mike Huckabee tells a partial story

By Jonathan Merritt — December 8, 2015
This long-standing conflict has created many tragedies, and someone running for president should recognize all of them.

Saudi court rules a Palestinian poet must die for apostasy, rights group claims

By Reuters — November 20, 2015
Human Rights Watch says the poet, Ashraf Fayadh, was condemned for his writings and allegedly abandoning Islam.

Kerry to Netanyahu: Time for all to end inflammatory rhetoric

By Reuters — October 22, 2015
The U.S. secretary of state told the Israeli prime minister, "It is absolutely critical to end all incitement, to end all violence and to find a road forward..."

Religious Jews target of latest attacks by Palestinians

By Michele Chabin — October 13, 2015
JERUSALEM (RNS) While no one tracks the number of religious vs. secular Jews who have been injured or killed in attacks, religious Jews are thought to be repeat victims.

One dead in Jerusalem as Israeli-Palestinian tension mounts during Jewish New Year

By Reuters — September 14, 2015
Stone throwing erupted Sunday in the city where Palestinians want to halt Jewish prayers near Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque.
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