Tagged: Palestinian Christians

Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem Wins Wildly Popular ‘Arab Idol’ Song Contest News Roundup
William Booth, The Washington Post

Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem Wins Wildly Popular ‘Arab Idol’ Song Contest

Thousands gathered in the holy city’s Manger Square late Saturday night to watch one of their own win the “Arab Idol” song contest, the wildly popular ratings monster that brings the...

on February 26, 2017
I’m a N.J. Muslim: How I Celebrate Jesus’ Birth With My Family Op-Eds & Analysis
Abed Awad, Star-Ledger

I’m a N.J. Muslim: How I Celebrate Jesus’ Birth With My Family

Jesus has been a key moral figure in my religious upbringing. I was born in New Jersey but my parents relocated to Palestine when I was in second grade. In Palestine, I attended the Quaker Friends Boys School. Yes, there are many Palestinian Christians, including Quakers. We learned about Liberation Theology...

on December 24, 2016
Farah: Scarred by Gaza’s War Op-Eds & Analysis
Farheen Omar, Al Jazeera World

Farah: Scarred by Gaza’s War

Farah is a young girl from Beit Lahia, a city located in the Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border and in the midst of much of the turmoil that occurs in the area. Farah's mother, grandfather, aunt and three uncles were all killed in the same attack that injured Farah, causing her severe third-degree burns on parts of her body…

on August 1, 2016
“Christmas Has No Place in the Holy Land”: Far-right Israeli Leader Wants to Expel Christians… News Roundup
Ben Norton, Salon

“Christmas Has No Place in the Holy Land”: Far-right Israeli Leader Wants to Expel Christians…

“Christmas has no place in the Holy Land,” insists Benzion Gopstein, the leader of a far-right Israeli group that has indirectly received support from the government. According to Gopstein, Christians are “vampires and blood suckers” that must be expelled from Israel, the U.S.’ closest ally. “Let us remove the vampires before they once again drink our blood,” he wrote in a recent article on an ultra-Orthodox website.

on December 26, 2015
Palestinian Christians Have Got as Much Christmas Spirit as Anyone — See for Yourself News Roundup
Natasha Noman, Mic

Palestinian Christians Have Got as Much Christmas Spirit as Anyone — See for Yourself

When people think of Palestine and religion, the Muslim–Jewish conflict invariably comes to mind. But this association overlooks the 11% of Christian Palestinians who also live there — and who endure surprisingly similar prejudices to their Muslim counterparts. "Christians suffer from the same discrimination and marginalization facing the rest of the Palestinian community," the Huffington Post...

on December 24, 2015
Discrimination & Hate Crimes Against Christian Palestinians in the Holy Land Fact Sheets
IMEU

Discrimination & Hate Crimes Against Christian Palestinians in the Holy Land

Christian Palestinians who are citizens of Israel suffer from the same widespread official and unofficial discrimination that other non-Jews do, in everything from land ownership and housing to employment and family reunification rights.

on December 24, 2015
Christmas in Bethlehem Is A Palestinian Message of Hope Op-Eds & Analysis
Nabil Shaath, Newsweek

Christmas in Bethlehem Is A Palestinian Message of Hope

One of the most beautiful memories of my childhood in Jaffa is the Christmas ceremonies, and the trees, when the various Christian communities would prepare colorful celebrations and many would make their way to Bethlehem. Just as during the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, all Palestinians would celebrate together.

on December 23, 2015
Christmas in Palestine Photo Essays
IMEU

Christmas in Palestine

From Bethlehem to Nazareth to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Christians — a group that many people don't know exist — are taking a breath from the daily struggles of life under occupation to enjoy tree lightings and time with family. Palestinian Christians make up over 10 percent of the Palestinian population worldwide.

on December 23, 2015
After 2,000 Years, Christians Disappearing From Gaza News Roundup
Matthew Vickery, USA Today

After 2,000 Years, Christians Disappearing From Gaza

Dim lighting and candles softly illuminate decorative tapestries as the smell of incense fills the air and the harmonic sound of hundreds singing in unison drifts onto a busy street next to an overflowing church on a wet and windy Sunday morning. Despite the packed pews at Gaza’s Church of St. Porphyrius just weeks before Christmas, Christianity is not booming here.

on December 20, 2015
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