Obama, his rabbi, and political Islam

By BARRY RUBIN (The Jerusalem Post) President Barack Obama’s view of Judaism, Zionism, and Israel was very much shaped by his liberal and left-wing Jewish contacts in Chicago, some of whom became … [Read more...]

Iranian authorities close down church in Tehran

TEHRAN (Compass Direct News)—Authorities in Iran this week ordered the closure of a church in the capital, Tehran, amid a government campaign to crack down on the few recognized churches offering … [Read more...]

Love for the Bible behind South Koreans’ interest in Israel

By MICHAEL ORBACH KFAR MENACHEM (JTA) – It’s become a mainstay of Saturday nights on the Ben-Yehuda Street pedestrian mall in Jerusalem. Between the crowds of Israeli revelers and American … [Read more...]

Religious war brewing over state funding for non-Orthodox rabbis

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—This week’s historic move by Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein enabling non-Orthodox rabbis to receive state funding has aroused a storm of opposition by the Orthodox … [Read more...]

Jordanian Christian fired for refusing to wear Muslim veil

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—A Christian Jordanian woman is suing her Gulf Arab employer for firing her after she refused to cover her head under a Muslim dress code. "We are not in Iran, we are in … [Read more...]

Islamist persecution of Christian communities growing

NEW ARAB BOOK FURTHERING ANTI-SEMITIC BLOOD LIBELS: A new book, entitled Jewish Hostility Towards Christ and Christians, written in Arabic by Assad Azzouni, has been gaining much Jordanian media … [Read more...]

Israeli singer brings ‘Jerusalem’ to the Bible Belt

By RUTH BELOFF (The Jerusalem Post) If anything, Israeli singer Dudu Fisher says he wants to cut down his workload. With a career that spans more than 30 years and covers several continents, the … [Read more...]

Methodist Church rejects Israel divestment initiative

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The general conference of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday rejected an initiative for it to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett-Packard … [Read more...]

Bethlehem’s last Christians?

  By GIULIO MEOTTI (Ynet) Veteran CBS News anchor Bob Simon just reported on the Palestinian Christians, indicting Israel’s “occupation” as responsible for their dramatic disappearance. … [Read more...]

Journalistic malpractice

  By ADAM KREDO (The Washington Free Beacon) Christian leaders, Middle East experts, and observers on Capitol Hill are crying foul on a CBS News report that they say erroneously blamed … [Read more...]

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