Tag Archives: persecution

‘Twas the Grinch before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve for those celebrating, but there is little to be joyful about for Christians in the Middle East, and even beyond. In the conflict with Israel, the Palestinians and their supporters hijacked Christianity long ago for their own … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of the Pope’s visit to Israel

Today is the second and final day of Pope Francis’ whirlwind visit to the region. His schedule today in Jerusalem is once again fraught with potential pitfalls: Pope Francis faces a diplomatic high-wire act on Monday as he visits sacred … Continue reading

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The Pope’s visit to the Holy Land

Pope Francis is making a whirlwind tour through the Middle East while trying to avoid any political minefields – yet even with the best of intentions he seems to be stepping in quite a few of them. First, a précis … Continue reading

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The anti-Israel Grinch who stole Christmas

I gave due warning in my Christmas post that a Grinch was about to descend to ruin the holiday for everyone.  Nevertheless I apologize for being the bearer of bad news. We start with a video produced by the PLO … Continue reading

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The tragic fate of Egypt’s Christians

One of the most tragic outcomes of the upheaval in Egypt is the dire fate of its Christian population.  Raymond Ibrahim of the Gatestone Institute noted: Under Morsi’s one year of rule, many more Christians were attacked, arrested, and imprisoned … Continue reading

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