Category Archives: Middle East

A Message to President Obama from a former Muslim


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Egyptian Christians Face the Future Under New Islamist Law


” Egyptian Christians spent this year’s Advent season awaiting more than the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Christmas Day dawned with Copts still processing the rushed passage of a new Islamist-backed constitution and its implications.

Days before voting began on the hastily completed charter—which, despite
only 33 percent turnout and accusations of fraud, passedDecember 25 with 64 percent of the vote… Read more>>

Source : http://www.christianitytoday.com

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Dupa victoria Palestinei la ONU, Israelul ameninta cu represalii/ Prima masura: Israelul a aprobat construirea a 3.000 de locuinte noi pentru colonistii evrei din Cisiordania/ Oficial palestinian: “Israelul sfideaza intreaga comunitate internationala”


Israelul a criticat cu fermitate acordarea statutului de observator al Palestinei la ONU, dreapta acuzand palestinienii de sabotare a tarii iar opozitia il acuza pe prim-ministrul Benjamin Netanyahu ca a nu reusit sa prevenina demersul Palestinei, scrie AFP. Prima masura luata de guvernul israelian a fost aceea de a aproba construirea a 3.000 de locuinte noi in cartierele colonizate din Ierusalimul de Est si Cisiordania. Masura este criticata dur de SUA.

Reactiile politicienilor si comentatorilor sunt polarizate in conformitate cu linile ideologice datorita campaniei electorale pentru alegerile parlamentare din 22 ianuarie din Israel… Tot articolul aici

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Palestina a devenit stat observator la ONU. Romania, alaturi de Germania, s-a abtinut. Statele Unite au votat impotriva


Palestina a devenit joi, in urma unui vot al Adunarii Generale, stat observator la Organizatia Natiunilor Unite. Rezolutia care transforma “entitatea” palestiniana intr-un “stat observator nemembru” a fost adoptata cu o majoritate confortabila, dar nu zdrobitoare, de 138 de voturi pentru, noua impotriva si 41 de abtineri, informeaza AFP. Romania se numara printre tarile care s-au abtinut, alaturi de Germania, Polonia sau Marea Britanie. Impotriva au votat Statele Unite, Canada sau Israel, iar printre tarile europene importante care au sustinut cauza palestiniana sunt Franta, Spania sau Rusia.

Pozitia Romaniei nu este una decisiv impotriva, Ministerul Afacerilor Externe precizand intr-un comunicat ca “demersurile unilaterale nu sunt de natura sa contribuie la instaurarea unei paci durabile – obiectivul fundamental al intregii comunitati internationale… Tot articolul aici

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Number of deaths, refugees increase since Syria’s ceasefire


Syria (MNN) — Syria agreed to a ceasefire nearly two weeks ago. U.N. observers have been in the country for over a week. Yet violence has only escalated. Close to 60 people were killed in clashes on Monday, and a car bomb wounded three in Damascus yesterday. Jeff Palmer with Baptist Global Response says, “The number of refugees, the number of needs in the country, and those pouring out of the country, they’re just constantly growing. Whatever ceasefire, whatever agreements are in place is not slowing down the carnage that’s happening.” Since no one can help with humanitarian aid in Syria, BGR is helping refugees in bordering nations. Needs are growing daily. “We just approved another project of assistance. We’re helping with things like food packages, hygiene projects, clothing, diapers, and baby care.” Their partners are trying to assist thousands physically while witnessing Christ’s peace. Pray for them and help provide aid via our Web site.
Full story: http://www.MNNonline.org/article/17117

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Islamists claim early victory in Egypt’s elections


Egypt (MNN)– Although Egypt is awaiting results from its first election since its February revolution, Islamists are claiming victory. Carl Moeller with Open Doors says that’s not a surprise. “Indications are that the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidates are maybe going to take about 40% of the seats in the Parliament for re-elections.” It’s still early in the results, but the numbers so far reveal a trend. “Even if the numbers I said about the Muslim Brotherhood are true, it doesn’t mean that there will be a majority of people in Egypt who are pro-Democracy, pro-Christian. I think what the Christians are expecting is an increase in tension.” There are concerns about what a Muslim-dominated government might mean for Gospel workers. But Moeller says not to panic. “Religion and politics, particularly in this part of the world, are inseparable. It’s very appropriate for us to look at a religious response. A Christian response to this would primarily be a recommitment to pray for our brothers and sisters in the Middle East.”
Full story: http://www.MNNonline.org/article/16531

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