Tag: Middle East

Understanding the Jerusalem Issue: A Brief Reading List

For decades, presidents have vowed to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The move would not-so-subtly signpost Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It would also severely strain relations with...

/ December 22, 2017

US prepares to deport hundreds of Iraqis

This story was published in Christianity Today and can be found here.  Nahidh Shaou could be deported any day now. As a Christian and a veteran of the US military, being forcibly returned to Iraq—a homeland he...

/ June 13, 2017

Female pastors bring hope to war-torn Middle East churches

This story was published in Christianity Today and can be found here. The turnover among Christians in the Middle East, in addition to years of stirring among reformist Arab evangelicals, has made way for female pastors...

/ May 6, 2017

The misadventures of Sykes-Picot

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement. – E.B. White Your neighbors can’t even mow their lawns straight, and definitely not to the edge of their property—that’s...

/ May 16, 2016

Stay in the Middle East loop. Read these.

1. ‘I wish I could die’: Meeting the man who helped trigger the Arab Spring – Clemens Höges, Spiegel Online International, Jan. 21 “The acts of desperation quickly transformed into a political hurricane. It swept along Africa’s...

/ January 31, 2016

It’s not anti-semitic to oppose Israel’s bombardment of Gaza

In the last few days, more than 100 Palestinians – half of whom were women and children – have been killed by Israeli bombs. Eight hundred have been injured. Thousands of homes – homes! where...

/ July 12, 2014