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Millions travel the world, seeking the sacred

Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The … Continued

Still waiting for Obama to act

As I ran down to the White House with other Washington, D.C. college students to celebrate President Obama’s re-election in … Continued

A chance for peace? Israeli elections 2013

BAZ RATNER REUTERS An Israeli flag is seen in the background as a man casts his ballot for the parliamentary … Continued

God favored ‘older parenthood’

ABED AL HASHLAMOUN EPA A Palestinian carpenter carves a wooden sculpture of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus at a workshop … Continued

So this is Christmas . . .

AP A Christian worshiper prays at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus … Continued

Despots, detention and an immigration Epiphany

AP Christian worshipers visit the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, ahead … Continued

Ma’ale Adumim: The mother of all Israeli settlements

Ammar Awad Reuters The West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem, is seen behind sign posts on Dec. … Continued

Israel, Palestine must take the high road to reach a successful recovery

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Palestinians wave their national flag and a picture of Palestinian president Mahmoudd Abbas while they celebrate the upgraded … Continued

The legal impossibility of limited Palestinian statehood at the U.N.

REUTERS Palestinian women take part in a rally in support of the efforts of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to secure … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving from Israel

JERUSALEM — I know what I’m thankful for today. The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. My cameraman husband surprised me … Continued

The ‘unbearable lightness’ of voting – for a Palestinian state

REUTERS Palestinian protestors shout slogans in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against Israel’s military operation in Gaza, at … Continued

Israel is no cancer

BLOOMBERG Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, speaks at a news conference in New Yor in 2001. When the Iranian President … Continued

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: Romney, Israel and the future of peace

Charles Dharapak AP Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney places a prayer note as he visits the … Continued

Ramadan, a sacred time for reflection, sacrifice to Muslims and appreciation as non-Muslims

Mohammed Ballas AP As the sun rises a Palestinian Muslim man reads from the Quran during ‘fajr’, or early morning … Continued

Senator Inhofe’s theological conundrum

Senator James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) recent comments about climate change have turned a policy debate into a theological conundrum. As has … Continued

Faiths clash at Jerusalem’s sacred site

All hell’s broken loose at the Old City here in Jerusalem the past few days. But you wouldn’t know it … Continued

Ash Wednesday in the Holy Land

 Although it’s Ash Wednesday, and Jerusalem has been revered as sacred in Christianity for some 2,000 years now, you won’t … Continued

Silent night, holy night for all

Uriel Sinai GETTY IMAGES A woman looks on as she prays in the Church of the Nativity on December 22, … Continued

Inventing peace after Gingrich’s ‘invented people’ comment

When I heard reports of Newt Gingrich calling the Palestinians an ‘invented people,’ I had a flashback to 1991, when … Continued

Letter from Israel: Gilad Shalit comes home

Uriel Sinai GETTY IMAGES Supporters of captive soldier Gilad Shalit celebrate on his arrival to his home on 2011 in … Continued