Tagged: Religious Freedom

Expert Q&A: On the Current Crisis in Jerusalem Q&As
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Expert Q&A: On the Current Crisis in Jerusalem

Political analyst Diana Buttu provides insight on the ongoing protests by Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem provoked by increased restrictions imposed on Muslims who want to worship at the Noble Sanctuary mosque complex, the third holiest site in Islam, by Israel's occupying army.

on July 27, 2017
Global Opinions Why Can’t Israel Accept Other Religions and Cultures in the Holy Land? Op-Eds & Analysis
Daoud Kuttab, Washington Post

Global Opinions Why Can’t Israel Accept Other Religions and Cultures in the Holy Land?

As a young boy growing up in Bethlehem, I was often excited when our family had company. My dad, a Christian clergyman, loved to take us and the guests to Hebron. Dad would take us to the Cave of the Machpela, situated within the Ibrahimi Mosque, where Abraham and his family are buried and would tell the story of how Abraham obeyed God’s calling even when it came to the request to sacrifice his own son.

on July 12, 2017
200,000 Palestinians From Across Occupied Territory Attend Prayers at Aqsa News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

200,000 Palestinians From Across Occupied Territory Attend Prayers at Aqsa

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from Jerusalem, Israel, the occupied West Bank, and Gaza Strip attended prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque on the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, despite widespread measures taken by Israel against Palestinian freedom of movement across the occupied territory.

on June 17, 2016
Christians in Palestine: Life Defined by Borders, Walls and Expropriation News Roundup
Victor Gaetan, National Catholic Register

Christians in Palestine: Life Defined by Borders, Walls and Expropriation

Good news for Christians in the Holy Land generally comes with a subtext of anguish. The only Catholic parish in the Gaza Strip — a 26-mile-long slice of territory on the Mediterranean squeezed between Israel and Egypt — managed to get permits for 857 Christians to travel to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. That’s about 66% of Gaza’s entire Christian population of 1,300, which includes some 130 Catholics.

on April 6, 2016
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
On Netanyahu’s Claims Ahead of Donald Trump’s Visit to Israel Fact Sheets
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On Netanyahu’s Claims Ahead of Donald Trump’s Visit to Israel

It was recently announced that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Israel later this month. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on Netanyahu’s claims regarding equality for Muslim and other non-Jewish citizens of Israel, and also concerning provocations by messianic Jewish extremists.

on December 9, 2015
Misperceptions Regarding Tensions Over the Noble Sanctuary Fact Sheets
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Misperceptions Regarding Tensions Over the Noble Sanctuary

For context on the ongoing unrest surrounding the Noble Sanctuary mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem, known as the Temple Mount to Jews, the IMEU offers the following fact sheet.

on September 15, 2015
Israel Releases Khader Adnan for 2nd Time in 2 Days After Rearrest News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Releases Khader Adnan for 2nd Time in 2 Days After Rearrest

The Israeli authorities released Khader Adnan for the second time in two days late Monday, after they briefly rearrested the veteran Palestinian hunger striker in East Jerusalem a day after he was released from 11 months in prison. The Palestinian liaison office had Adnan transferred from Ofer detention center in Israel to Beitunia west of Ramallah at around 1 a.m., and he was then taken by car to his home village of Arraba in southern Jenin.

on July 14, 2015
Video in Death of Palestinian Seems to Rebut Israeli Military News Roundup
Diaa Hadid, The New York Times

Video in Death of Palestinian Seems to Rebut Israeli Military

An Israeli human rights group on Monday challenged the military’s account of an episode in which a soldier shot and killed a Palestinian youth who had hurled a rock at the soldier’s vehicle, saying that video and witnesses’ accounts contradicted the army’s version of the incident.

on July 13, 2015
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