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sharon-a-geyer's picture
And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the hereafter, he will be one of the losers.  On a visit to Nazareth in 2010, I took a photo of this banner. I was appalled by the outright disrespect to all non-Muslims. Now, after a few years to think...
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ST. GEORGE’S MONASTERY, West Bank — Gathered in the chapel of this outpost in the Judean Desert last week, the Orthodox priests chanted “Lord, have mercy” in Greek, in a service of blessing for a new road that makes the venerable building accessible to the growing number of tourists willing to dare...
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My irreverent take on the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI to the Holy Land features prominently on The Daily Beast today. Maybe people always say their take is "irreverent," but in the case of a story about the Pope I feel justified in using it...
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By Matt Beynon Rees, on Global PostJERUSALEM — If you happen to be in the Holy Land next week and you have a beef with the pope, get to the back of the line. In Nazareth, where Pope Benedict XVI will say Mass on May 14, the Islamic Movement accuses the pontiff of insulting Islam in a 2006 speech...
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Anyone who has heard Taha Muhammad Ali read his poetry will know he's the greatest of Palestinian writers. There are others who've been better known -- Mahmoud Darwish, for example, who died last year and was generally called the Palestinian national poet. But Taha, who sat quietly in his tourist...