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On This Nakba Day, Palestinians Need New Leadership
On This Nakba Day, Palestinians Need New Leadership

Today, Nakba Day, marks 72 years since the 1948 war between the fledgling Jewish state and its Arab neighbors. But the most pressing issue for Palestinians today is not the existence of Israel. It is the absence of Palestinian leadership.

Israel’s Givat Haviva International School Teaches Students Conflict Resolution

At Givat Haviva International School, local Jews and Arabs not only attend class together—they live together. The school’s goal is to build a community of world leaders, with a focus on conflict resolution.

Why Trump’s Vision for Palestinians Will Fail, Unless Abbas Responds
Why Trump’s Vision for Palestinians Will Fail, Unless Abbas Responds

If Trump’s goal with the “Deal of the Century” was actually securing peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, it may become one of his presidency’s biggest failures.

A Palestine the Size of a Tablecloth - Donald Trump Peace Plan Middle East
A Palestine the Size of a Tablecloth

Donald Trump’s Deal of the Century is finally out, and Palestinian leaders should take it.

Can Middle Eastern Christians Help Combat Antisemitism? Bishop Bawai Soro
Can Middle Eastern Christians Help Combat Antisemitism?

Amanda Achtman recently sat down with Bishop Bawai Soro, an Iraqi Christian leader who serves Canada’s approximately 40,000 Chaldean Catholics and is passionate about exploring the common heritage of Iraqi Jews and Iraqi Christians.

American Nationalism: Creedal, Cultural, and Preferential

It is interesting to reflect when a topic bursts into public view and comes to dominate public discussion: Why nationalism now?

The Middle East Still Matters, So We Must Engage
The Middle East Still Matters, So We Must Engage

As American Christians, what is our relationship with the Middle East, and why does it matter to us? How does our relationship contrast to the superficial and shortsighted way governments engage the region?

Pharisees of Palestine - Kairos Document
Pharisees of Palestine

Ten years ago this month, 13 Palestinian Christian clerics issued the now-famous Kairos Palestine document at a Bethlehem conference organized to oppose Christian Zionism.

Religious Freedom for Palestinian Christians? Not So Much - Bethlehem Palestine
Religious Freedom for Palestinian Christians? Not So Much

With Christmas just around the corner, many will soon be singing carols about that silent night in the little town of Bethlehem. Two thousand years later, it is worth asking what has become of the biblical town of Bethlehem and its Christians.