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  We seek to keep you literally "updated" on movement in terms of truth and justice in the Middle East in general with a particular eye on Palestine.  The links below will take you to various articles and websites that offer the perspective of leaders in the religious, NGO, and human rights communities. Additionally, Al-Bushra, ever vigilant, provides links to regular reporting as well as opinion pieces by journalists. The dates given here indicate when the link was posted; the most recent posting is at the top. Check the article itself for the date of publication.  

Last update: 13 October 2009 20:14:17 -0700

  Apr. 30, 2009 Another Progressive Muslim for Peace and Reconciliation  
  Apr. 30, 2009 How Ahmadinejad Serves the Interests of the Mossad  
  Apr. 30, 2009 Challenging the Racism and Holocaust Denial of iran's President Ahmadinejad  
  Apr. 29, 2009 Two Coptic Christians killed on the eve of Orthodox Pascha  
  Apr. 29, 2009 Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Church in Abu Dhabi celebrates Easter  
  Apr. 29, 2009 Israel criticism sparks UN walkout  
  Apr. 29, 2009 Archbishop Tutu labelled 'anti-Semitic' by ADL for critique of Israeli policy  
  Apr. 27, 2009 Gaza strikes 'not religious conflict', group says  
  Apr. 26, 2009 Prelate Laments Murder of Iraqi Christians  
  Apr. 26, 2009 National Christian Coalition slams Israeli restrictions during Easter  
  Apr. 26, 2009 Richard Siler: Not from Jerusalem #20  
  Apr. 26, 2009 Bil'in : 25 injured in weekly protest against the Wall  
  Apr. 26, 2009 PCHR: "2008 the bloodiest year since 1948"  
  Apr. 26, 2009 Plight of the original Christians of the Holy Land:  
  Apr. 26, 2009 Israeli tourism minister says Israel still not prepared for papal visit  
  Apr. 26, 2009 Christian Housing Faces Israeli Encirclement  
  Apr. 26, 2009 In the settlers' sightsPalestinians opposing Jewish settlement in Ush Ghrab have shown courage but their efforts are futile without support  
  Apr. 25, 2009 Pope's Holy Land Trip Seen as "Bridge for Peace"  
  Apr. 25, 2009 Arab League official visits pontiff, new agreement reached with the Holy See  
  Apr. 24, 2009 sraeli mayor defends demolition of homes in East Jerusalem, Official says his policies aim to preserve Jewish majority  
  Apr. 24, 2009 Agence France Presse audio: Gaza Christians question timing of Pope's visit to the Holy Land  
  Apr. 24, 2009 What would Palestine Want Us to Do?  
  Apr. 24, 2009 7,000 pilgrims visit Jesus' baptism site  
  Apr. 24, 2009 Outcry over West Bank closure  
  Apr. 24, 2009 Rights groups cry whitewash over Gaza probe  
  Apr. 24, 2009 Israeli ban on imports into Gaza puts economic recovery on hold, UN reports  
  Apr. 23, 2009 The travails of Israeli occupation in Gaza  
  Apr. 23, 2009 Catholics, Jews, Orthodox throng Jerusalem to celebrate religions  
  Apr. 23, 2009 Christians Fill Jerusalem's Old City For Holy Week Celebrations  
  Apr. 23, 2009 Christian housing faces Israeli encirclement  
  Apr. 23, 2009 A tale of two Fridays  
  Apr. 23, 2009 Displaced Christians want pope to help them return  
  Apr. 22, 2009 Benedict XVI's calendar includes Holy Land visit  
  Apr. 22, 2009 Christian pilgrims flock to Holy City for Good Friday -- Thousands of pilgrims pour into Jerusalem while Palestinians need permits to move in their own land  
  Apr. 22, 2009 Papal visit bittersweet for Gaza Catholics  
  Apr. 22, 2009 Papal trip prompts call for Holocaust hero stories  
  Apr. 21, 2009 Vatican defends participation in Durban II  
  Apr. 21, 2009 This trip may be the Pope's last chance to see the land of the Bible  
  Apr. 21, 2009 Custodia Terrae Sanctae - Msgr. Fouad Twal: As Israel’s Friend, the Holy See can serve the Christian and Muslim Arabs  
  Apr. 21, 2009 Custodia Terrae Sanctae - Arab Christians in Israel: in Search of an Identity  
  Apr. 21, 2009 Custodia Terrae Sanctae - The Popes and the Holy Land  
  Apr. 21, 2009 Custodia Terrae Sanctae - Commemoration of the Manifestation of the Lord at the village of Emmaus  
  Apr. 19, 2009 Anti-Defamation League and Michigan State University letters regrading invitation for Archbishop Desmond Tutu to speak at Michigan State University  
  Apr. 19, 2009 PA ministry: Dead Sea Scrolls were stolen, should be returned  
  Apr. 19, 2009 A defiant spirit: Mordechai Vanunu  
  Apr. 19, 2009 Easter and the Middle East by Scott Saboy  
  Apr. 18, 2009 Heart Talks: Articles of 2009 on Israeli-Palestinian issues  
  Apr. 17, 2009 Gaza's Christian community - serenity, solidarity and soulfulness  
  Apr. 17, 2009 Field Diary: Gaza's Ancient Church  
  Apr. 14, 2009 Opinion: Johann Hari: The true story behind this war is not the one Israel is telling  
  Apr. 17, 2009 Palestine Children's Relief Fund: Cardiac Missions 
  Apr. 16, 2009 Israel's Master Plan for Transfer by Ellen Cantarow [scroll down]  
  Apr. 14, 2009 Number of Christians visiting Israel up  
  Apr. 14, 2009 Iqbal Tamimi - Bishop Attallah Hanna: a Palestinian Christian Hero  
  Apr. 14, 2009 Franciscans' Easter Greetings to Patriarch Fouad  
  Apr. 14, 2009 Pilgrimage of the Holy Father in the Holy Land  
  Apr. 14, 2009 A New Patriarchal Vicar  
  Apr. 13, 2009 Mount Precicipe, Nazareth: the location of the Mass Benedict XVI will celebrate in Nazareth on May 14  
  Apr. 13, 2009 The Via Crucis in the Tachana neighbourhood, in the central bus station of Tel Aviv  
  Apr. 13, 2009 Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem Easter Message  
  Apr. 13, 2009 Churches for Middle East Peace: Thank Obama for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Statements  
  Apr. 13, 2009 Latin Patriarch's Easter Sunday Homily  
  Apr. 12, 2009 Iraq's embattled Christians celebrate Easter  
  Apr. 12, 2009 Pope urges hope on Easter for end to war, poverty  
  Apr. 10, 2009 Olive oil from Palestine can be ordered online  
  Apr. 11, 2009 Two more US congressmen visit Gaza, decry humanitarian situation  
  Apr. 11, 2009 Christians mark Easter events in Jerusalem  
  Apr. 11, 2009 US envoy writes of Israeli threats  
  Apr. 11, 2009 45 Palestinians expelled from East Jerusalem  
  Apr. 10, 2009 What we learned from the 2009 Passover/Easter survey  
  Apr. 10, 2009 House of Grace Easter 2009 Newsletter [PDF]  
  Apr. 10, 2009 Thousands of Christians gather in Jerusalem  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Holy Thursday reflections of Brother Jack Curran, Bethlehem University  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Bethlehem University Gaza Student Initiative March-April 2009  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Obama hosts friends, aides at Seder dinner  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Making my way home from the Holy Land  
  Apr. 9, 2009 UNRWA: Refugee camp profiles  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Song for Gaza: We Will Not Go Down [3-minute video]  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Papal preparation aids Vatican-Israeli relations  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Photo documentary: Israeli troops invade Gaza  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Children's Videos from Kalandia Refugee Camp  
  Apr. 9, 2009 Does violent architecture exist?  
  Apr. 8, 2009 Obama visits Iraq; prelate pleads for US to stay; prays that the blood of the martyrs will promote peace  
  Apr. 8, 2009 Passover: Ridding ourselves of the khametz of arrogance  
  Apr. 8, 2009 Rabbi Arik Ascherman: Some are guilty; all are responsible  
  Apr. 7, 2009 Jewish Peace News: The Assault against Gaza - more facts [see entry for April 7, 2009]  
  Apr. 6, 2009 American activist shot in the face with tear gas [2-minute video]  
  Apr. 6, 2009 Fishing under fire: international campaign of solidarity with Palestinian fishermen  
  Apr. 6, 2009 Israeli occupation puts strain on Palestinian Christians  
  Apr. 6, 2009 Holy Land Christians plead, "Don't leave us alone"  
  Apr. 3, 2009 Israel approves first Arab Christian college  
  Apr. 2, 2009 Intifada: A third chapter  
  Apr. 2, 2009 Petition asks Pope to visit Gaza Strip  
  Apr. 2, 2009 Cartoonish Carlos Latuff: 60th Anniversary of the Nabka  
  Apr. 2, 2009 Free Palestine: Israel f****** by CNN [4 minute video]  
  Apr. 2, 2009 If America knew...Video had been censored [3 minute video]  
  Apr. 2, 2009 US Media Bias Israel Palestine [8.5 minute video]  
  Apr. 2, 2009 Press Release + Documents from the Bishops' Conference Meetings in Jerusalem  
  Apr. 2, 2009 Iraqi Christians wary of withdrawal, says prelate  
  Apr. 2, 2009 ITristan Anderson deserves medal of freedom  
  Apr. 1, 2009 On Campus: the Pro-Palestinians real agenda  



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