Tag Archives: religion

Voices for tolerance and openness in the Arab world

Here are some interesting videos from MEMRI focusing on alternative Arab voices which show that Arab or Muslim opinion is not monolithic and there are plenty of reformist voices out there, waiting to be heard. Below we see a Saudi … Continue reading

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Jewish-Israeli-Druze solidarity

After the horrendous week that just passed, the culmination of a horrendous month (the Hebrew month of Cheshvan) for Israel, it’s hard to find something positive to write about. However there are always a few bright spots if one looks … 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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Good News Friday

Somehow another week has passed by and it’s time for the next Good News Friday installment. My first item concerns Israel’s burgeoning natural gas industry: Australia’s giant drilling company Woodside has signed an agreement to buy a 25% stake in … Continue reading

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