Is anti-Semitism on the rise? It's hard to quantify, and data vary across regions. But a vicious anti-Semitism persists in Europe and the Middle East.
Writer Claire Hajaj
“Two things about my own life became clear: I really did understand both sides, and I didn’t understand them at all.”
Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East
Gerard Russell’s account of disappearing Middle Eastern religions has an elegiac quality. It’s heartrending and often infuriating.
Historically, the region from the Danube to the Euphrates and from Belgrade to Baghdad is religiously complex. Our modern map is a product of decades of violence and ethnic cleansing.
The question isn't how frightening ISIS is. It's what actual threat it poses—and how to contain that threat without causing more harm.
So Ted Cruz made quite a scene at the In Defense of Christians gala dinner the other night, getting booed off the stage for comments about the relationship between Christians and Israel.
How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East
Juan Cole tells the backstory of the revolutions in North Africa, exploring events in the context of their cultural setting. His conclusions are optimistic yet grounded in realism.
Five Years in the Middle East
Nathan Deuel shows us things few readers will have seen or guessed at. His stories take us places that are familiar yet unknown.
It’s time for mainline Protestant churches to invite mainstream Jewish organizations to sit down and figure out what we can do together to support the Israel-Palestine peace process.
A few years ago, while wandering through the Old City of Jerusalem, I stumbled upon a spray-painted sign on the side of a small factory building. It called out in English: “We need peace.”
It seemed to me like a modern-day cry of “hosanna” coming from the people of Jerusalem.
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