Middle East

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.
September 29, 2014

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.
April 7, 2014

In a booklet titled Zionism Unsettled, a group of Presbyterians has issued a blanket denunciation of Zionism, terming the Jewish quest for a homeland in the ancient land of Israel inherently racist, exclusionary, and devastating for non-Jewish inhabitants.  Jewish and Christian groups have rightly criticized the booklet for its sledgehammer one-sided approach, theologically and politically.
March 10, 2014

The New Middle East, by Paul Danahar

Christians in the United States who are committed to accompanying the churches of the Middle East are looking for help in understanding the shifting dynamics of the region after the Arab Spring. Paul Danahar’s lengthy study would seem to promise such help.
January 19, 2014

The prospects for genuine democracy in Egypt are more remote than ever. But there are other models of Islamic politics in the region.
September 9, 2013

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