By Theodore Shoebat.. Arrests and deportations of Christians in Sudan are becoming more momentous in Bashir’s government. On April 12 the secretary general of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference was ousted out of North Sudan into South Sudan. As a church elder in Khartoum was praising God in his church, government officials from the Security Service (NISS) seized and interrogated him for information on Christian missionaries in North Sudan. (more…)
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By C4I International.. SodaStream is an Israeli company producing soda makers to turn water or other fluids into soda, thus preventing pollution due to the production and waist of millions of bottles and cans. The story starts with telling about the 29 year old Rafeh Aglu getting up very early in the morning in the West Bank Palestinian village of Hisme to go to the SodaStream factory 15 kilometers away in Mishor Adumim, by a bus charter from his employer. (more…)
By Linda Gradstein/The Media Line.. Palestinian convert to Christianity hosts Evangelical TV show. When Hazem Farraj was 15, he became a Christian. But as a Palestinian Muslim living in east Jerusalem, he couldn’t tell anyone, especially his father. “For almost three years I was an underground believer,” Farraj told The Media Line during a visit to Jerusalem. “I would go to the local mosque and to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and pray Islamically, but in my heart I was praying to Jesus.” (more…)
By Gavriel Fiske.. Erdogan claims February comments were not anti-Semitic but rather a criticism of Israel’s policies. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday (March 20, 2013) that his February statement that Zionism is a “crime against humanity” on par with anti-Semitism and fascism was misunderstood, according to an AFP report. Erdogan, speaking to a Danish newspaper, said that he knew his statements caused “some debate” but that “no one should misunderstand what I said.” (more…)
To cast believers out is a heinous and cruel policy, an offense not only to men, but to Islam.
By Sinem Tezyapar.. The importance of the Temple Mount to Judaism and to Islam makes the location vulnerable to tensions and conflicts between Jews and Muslims. Usually, these incidents originate in rumors such as: “The Jews are coming today to bomb the mosques and build their Third Temple.” Obviously, false accusations and baseless suspicions like these turn the site from a holy place of prayer and love into a site of violent political demonstrations. And, consequently, potential escalation of tension brings more restrictions and discomfort to all. Who benefits from this? Surely not the believers. (more…)
By Ryan Jones.. The plight of Egypt’s 8-10 million Christians continues to worsen as the Arab Spring-turned-Islamic Revolution continues to bring Sharia Law more into the mainstream across the region.
Over the weekend, Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, director of Voice of the Copts, an organization that seeks to highlight the suffering of Egyptian Christians, reported that 100 Egyptian Christians working in neighboring Libya had been arrested on charges of sharing their faith with local Muslims. (more…)
By Israel Today Staff.. An Egyptian Christian leader living in the US is calling out the global Church, in particular the Catholic Church, for failing to champion the plight of Egypt’s 8-10 million Coptic Christians, who are living increasingly dangerous conditions.
Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, director of Voice of the Copts, wrote the following open letter to the Vatican to plead his case. (more…)
By Israel Today Staff.. A senior member of Iran’s parliament on Saturday vowed that no amount of offensive or defensive capabilities will save Israel from destruction at the hands of its Muslim neighbors. Speaking to Iranian media, MP Abbasali Mansouri Arani scoffed at efforts to bolster Israel’s northern defenses with Iron Dome and American-made Patriot anti-missile batteries.
By Point of no return.. In just 50 years, almost a million Jews, whose communities stretch back up to 3,000 years, have been ‘ethnically cleansed’ from 10 Arab countries. These refugees outnumber the Palestinian refugees two to one, but their narrative has all but been ignored. Unlike Palestinian refugees, they fled not war, but systematic persecution. Seen in this light, Israel, where some 50 percent of the Jewish population descend from these refugees and are now full citizens, is the legitimate expression of the self-determination of an oppressed indigenous, Middle Eastern people.
The website http://jewishrefugees.blogspot.nl is dedicated to preserving the memory of the near-extinct Jewish communities, which can never return to what and where they once were – even if they wanted to. (more…)
By Point of no return.. Two events shook Jews the world over, on or around Holocaust Memorial Day: One, the pronouncements of a British MP, David Ward, accusing the Israelis of failing to learn the lesson of the Holocaust by ‘committing atrocities against the Palestinians’. The other was an antisemitic cartoon (above) in the Sunday Times by the controversial Gerald Scarfe showing Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall with the blood of crushed Palestinians. But for all the furore and the condemnations, critics have been guilty of moral inversion, failing to see in Palestinian and Arab exterminationist intentions the legacy of a pro-Nazi past. (more…)