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New Israeli 'divide and rule' law to separate Arab Christians and Muslims
A minor law on equal opportunities is set to appoint distinct Christian and Muslim representatives with the aim of making Christians the "allies" of the State of Israel, at the expense of Muslims. This has raised fears among Christian Arabs. A letter is sent to Pope Francis to stop the recruitment of Christian Arabs into the Israeli Defence Forces (from which Arab Muslims are excluded).
15/10/2004 israel - palestine
Israel: no limits on Al Aqsa Mosque
Israeli President Katsav: "Ramadan: a time for prayer for brotherhood among religions".
20/04/2016 14:09:00 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
For Palestinian activist, Jerusalem bombing is the wrong answer to a mistaken occupation
Adel Misk, spokesman for The Parents Circle, slams Israeli policy in the territories for the violence. For him, it is urgent to find a “path to peace” and "determine the cause of the problem". The bus explosion, which is a throwback to similar incidents in the early 2000s, left 21 people wounded.
20/10/2010 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Israeli and Palestinian children not educated to love
In a study, the Christian Peacemaker Team shows how children in both peoples suffer directly and indirectly from violence, which negatively affects their development. A content analysis of Palestinian texts shows Jews in highly negative light.
29/03/2010 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Holy Week in Jerusalem, difficulties for Palestinian Christians
The government has closed borders with the West Bank. Young people banned from Temple Mount. Christians can only enter the city with permission. Travel from Gaza almost impossible. Bishop Twal: Jesus came into Jerusalem without escort, without soldiers and without walls of separation. The concern of the pope.
08/04/2016 19:36:00 ISRAEL – PALESTINE
Mall construction at Byzantine church site in Gaza angers Christians and Muslims
After workers uncover the remains of an ancient Byzantine church at the site of a planned shopping centre, local authorities remove remains and allow construction to go ahead. Both Christians and Muslims protest in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Source told AsiaNews that economic interests are more important than the territory’s history and culture.
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