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Posts Tagged: Christian persecution

December 27, 2016 5:01 am

Amid Chaos in Syria and Iraq, Mideast Christians Fight for Survival

  JNS.org - The recent military victory of Syrian government forces in Aleppo could prove to be a major turning point in the country’s bloody civil war,...

November 15, 2016 7:34 am

Eyewitness Accounts From Persecuted Iraqi Christians

It is painful to recall the events of late summer 2014, when the Islamic State killed or expelled thousands of Christians from their historic homeland...

September 15, 2016 4:19 am

Hungary Creates First-Ever Office to Address Christian Persecution

JNS.org -- Hungary has established the world's first-ever government office to address Christian persecution in the Middle East and Europe, the Catholic News Agency reported on Tuesday. Although the...

August 25, 2016 5:17 am

Jordanian Prince, Jewish Academic Call on Muslims, Jews to Unite Against ‘Savage’ ISIS Assault on Christians

A Jordanian prince and a Jewish academic are calling on Jews and Muslims to unite in religious tolerance to stop the spread of ISIS-perpetrated hatred against...

June 7, 2016 2:32 pm

Local Synagogue Goes Global With Crash Course on Threats to Christians and Jews

JNS.org - Half a world away from American suburbia, Christians and other Middle East minority populations are facing extinction from Islamic terror groups such as the...

February 25, 2016 10:20 am

Kerry Mulling Whether Systematic Murder of Christians Is ‘Genocide’

Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State and Foreign Assistance today that he is having an “additional...

December 29, 2015 10:46 am

UK Paper Outdoes Itself; Says Israel Worst Place for Christians on Christmas — Ahead of Syria, Iraq, North Korea and Others

It sometimes seems as if the UK media truly can’t help themselves. Not only do news sites fail to acknowledge the undeniable truth that Israel is the...

November 20, 2015 5:55 am

Former Congressman Encouraged by Rumored Obama Admin Plans to Label ISIS Atrocities ‘Genocide’

Former US Rep. Frank Wolf told the Investigative Project on Terrorism that the rumors that the Obama administration plans to accept his proposal to classify the...

September 30, 2015 7:23 am

Former Congressman to Attorney General: Indict ISIS Leaders for Genocide

If Attorney General Loretta Lynch can indict the head of FIFA -- global soccer's governing body -- then she should be able to indict the Islamic...

July 10, 2015 9:40 am

Pope Francis Condemns ‘Genocide’ of Christians in the Middle East

JNS.org - Pope Francis demanded an end to the “genocide” of Middle East Christians during his visit to Bolivia on Thursday. “Today we are dismayed to see...

January 16, 2015 8:24 am

Middle East is Most Violent Area in the World for Christians, Report Says

JNS.org - Primarily because of Islamic extremism, the Middle East remains the most violent area in the world for Christians, according to a new...

December 30, 2014 10:51 am

Hosting Christian Leaders, Israeli President Laments Persecution of Mideast Minorities

JNS.org - The persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East is "a cause of great worry and pain," Israeli President...

December 1, 2014 6:26 pm

Pope Francis, Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew Deplore ‘Terrible Situation’ for Mideast Christians

JNS.org - In a rare display of Christian unity, Pope Francis and the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew issued a joint plea deploring the "terrible situation"...

September 12, 2014 2:55 pm

Jewish Groups Rush to Defend Senator Ted Cruz After Shout-Down at Dinner

Major American Jewish groups rushed to defend Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday after he was booed off stage at a gala dinner on Wednesday...


Israel Seen as a Rising Star in Space and Satellite Technology

JNS.org - Adding to Israel’s existing reputation as the “start-up nation” and a major hub of innovation, the Jewish state is...

Israeli Medical Marijuana Goes Global

After holding its third innovation conference in Tel Aviv in March, iCAN: Israel-Cannabis -- an Israeli marijuana group -- is hosting the inaugural CannaTech UK convention on October...

Artificial Intelligence Shapes the IDF in Ways Never Imagined

JNS.org - In pop culture and science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a threat to humanity. But in...


Protests by Polish Anti-Fascist Group Lead to Withdrawal of Antisemitic Fig...

One of Poland's leading anti-racist organizations has successfully prevented the continued sale of antisemitic figurines at a gift shop inside...


Netanyahu Tells Visiting Russian Defense Minister: Israel Won’t Allow...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday, saying his country will not...

Middle East

US-Backed Militias Oust ISIS From Raqqa Stronghold

US-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle. The fighting was over and...