Tag: Israel

Strike the Jew
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Conflict

Strike the Jew

Once again, following violence against Jews, Jewish schools, synagogues, cultural centers around the world have gone on high alert, because any local violence against Jews is perceived as a rallying cry elsewhere. The context is an astonishing global surge in antisemitism. Following the attack on Israel of October 7, the Western world erupted in massive…

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Orthodox Christians in Gaza City
Religion and Conflict

Orthodox Christians in Gaza City

In his fight against those in Gaza whom he called “human animals,” the Israeli defense minister on October 8 vowed to act “accordingly” by cutting off fuel, food, water, and electricity to the impoverished strip of land. With this explicit policy of collective punishment (which has gotten even more collective and punishing in the last…

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What about “The Songs of Zion” (Ps. 137:3)?<span class='secondary-title'>The Orthodox Church and the Conflict in Gaza</span>
Religion and Conflict

What about “The Songs of Zion” (Ps. 137:3)?The Orthodox Church and the Conflict in Gaza

Until 2023, before I left the Russian Orthodox Church, I was a priest of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. Thus, I have spent four years in Israel, and on the one hand, and I’m familiar with the context, but on the other I cannot be impartial, still feeling anxious about my friends there. Assessing…

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Jerusalem Belongs to All of Its Creeds
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Jerusalem Belongs to All of Its Creeds

by Seraj Assi | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски It’s been a brutal week for Palestinians in the city of peace. As hardline Israeli groups prepared a provocative parade through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, Israeli security forces turned their guns on peaceful Palestinian protesters and worshipers…

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Christians of Holy Land and the Jewish State
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Public Life

Christians of Holy Land and the Jewish State

Amid the growth of Islamist persecution in the last few years, a variety of think tanks and politicians have sought to bring the plight of Christians in the Middle East to the forefront of American politics. Amid such fervor, Israeli leaders have also claimed their role in the defense of Christians. Prime Minister Netanyahu recently…

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American Evangelicals, Theological Fantasy, and the Jerusalem Embassy
Religion and Politics, Theology

American Evangelicals, Theological Fantasy, and the Jerusalem Embassy

The uncritical US evangelical embrace of the Trump US embassy move, as well as of the hard-line Netanyahu government in Israel, has important but odd theological roots. America’s most visibly pro-Israel evangelicals, fundamentalists, and dispensationalists act as they do, in large part, because for them what the modern State of Israel does matters far less than…

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