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First the Saturday, then the Sunday people, third the secularized West

First the Saturday, then the Sunday people, third the secularized West

The millennial history of Jews and Christians in countries where they lived for centuries, has become an immense requiem. Giulio Meotti, 12/07/2019 00:57
Egypt's regime and the Coptic minority

Egypt's regime and the Coptic minority

Egypt built a new cathedral in Cairo, but quietly shuts Coptic churches in villages all over the country. Ashraf Ramelah, 30/01/2018 20:37
Forget political correctness for a while

Forget political correctness for a while

A history lesson: Jerusalem and the Jews - and Jerusalem and the Muslims. Just in time for Hanukkah. Gerald A. Honigman, 12/12/2017 11:01
More “peace solutions”: Egyptian Copts pay the price

More “peace solutions”: Egyptian Copts pay the price

Conciliation between Moslems and Copts is a euphemism for coercing the Copts to yield. Ashraf Ramelah, 11/11/2017 22:08
Coptic Pope muzzles US Copts in favor of Al-Sisi

Coptic Pope muzzles US Copts in favor of Al-Sisi

Should Copts in US come out to welcome Al-Sisi? Ashraf Ramelah, 21/09/2016 23:14
Egyptian youths escape Sharia inferno

Egyptian youths escape Sharia inferno

There are no jokes in Sharia land. A sense of humor can land you in jail. Ashraf Ramelah, 13/09/2016 07:18
Vatican ecumenism forsakes Egypt’s Christian minorities

Vatican ecumenism forsakes Egypt’s Christian minorities

For Pope Francis, ecumenical zeal is more his quest than a real concern for solutions to the rise of jihad. However, the Vatican’s ecumenism comes at the expense of Egypt’s human rights. Ashraf Ramelah, 21/07/2016 11:02
Bedouin law bows to Coptic courage

Bedouin law bows to Coptic courage

A courageous woman and a brave bishop put Egyptian Sharia bullies to shame. Ashraf Ramelah, 19/07/2016 06:01
Egypt urged to annul jail terms for Christian kids

Egypt urged to annul jail terms for Christian kids

Coptic Christian teenagers were handed heavy sentences for 'insulting Islam', as Egypt cracks down on 'blasphemy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/03/2016 11:56
Egypt: Christian boys jailed for 'insulting Islam'

Egypt: Christian boys jailed for 'insulting Islam'

Judge hands down tough sentences to four young Coptic Christians for a video which they say was just meant to mock ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2016 19:07
Coptic Pope makes historic visit to Israel

Coptic Pope makes historic visit to Israel

Tawadros II becomes first Coptic Pope in decades to visit Jerusalem, for senior cleric's funeral; Church plays down political significance.Ari Soffer, 26/11/2015 22:34
The Extinction of Eastern Christianity May Figure Europe’s Own Future

The Extinction of Eastern Christianity May Figure Europe’s Own Future

An interview with Bat Ye'or, a foremost historian of the Middle East. Giulio Meotti, 05/04/2015 00:52
Police Shot Outside Church on Coptic Christmas Eve

Police Shot Outside Church on Coptic Christmas Eve

Three policemen killed in Egypt as Islamist violence continues; authorities ramp up security in anticipation of more attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2015 20:55
Egypt: 2nd Christian Jailed for 'Insulting Islam'

Egypt: 2nd Christian Jailed for 'Insulting Islam'

Coptic Christian man becomes the second Christian jailed for insulting Islam in Egypt in June alone.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/06/2014 16:30
Why is the Coptic Church Punishing Pilgrims to Israel?

Why is the Coptic Church Punishing Pilgrims to Israel?

Egyptian Christians (Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelic) come by the thousands to Jerusalem during the Passover week. Not everyone is pleased. Ashraf Ramelah, 20/04/2014 09:15
Mainstream Media Mum on Atrocities Against Christians

Mainstream Media Mum on Atrocities Against Christians

Why is the media silent about the horrors committed against Christians? Paul Miller, 25/02/2014 22:42
The "Non-Arab Spring"?

The "Non-Arab Spring"?

As Arab civil strife engulfs the region, Israelis should spare a thought for other indigenous peoples fighting for their own rights. Ari Soffer, 18/09/2013 07:00
Fears for Egypt's Copts following Murder, Arson

Fears for Egypt's Copts following Murder, Arson

Islamists accused of series of attacks on Christians, including the murder of a priest, and arson attacks on churches and Christian homesAri Soffer, 07/07/2013 14:47
'Voice of the Copts' Requests Holy See Investigation

'Voice of the Copts' Requests Holy See Investigation

Appeasement, silencing all dissent and criticism? Now it is the turn of the Catholic Church to ignore its own co-religionists. A Copt pleads for intervention. Ashraf Ramelah, 08/02/2013 15:04
The Palestinian Grinch Who Stole Christmas

The Palestinian Grinch Who Stole Christmas

The lives of Christians in the Arab world are filled with persecution. Israel is a different story. Ron Jager, 25/12/2012 08:40
Meet Egypt's President Morsi: A Fugitive in Power

Meet Egypt's President Morsi: A Fugitive in Power

As the world knows by now, and America should have known earlier, Morsi represents the worst possible outcome for Copts, all freedom-loving Egyptians, the Middle East and the West. Ashraf Ramelah, 03/10/2012 22:20
US Female Missionaries: Beware Egyptian Terror

US Female Missionaries: Beware Egyptian Terror

The US has warned American female missionaries they are targets of terrorists in Egypt, where Christians are on the run from Islamists. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 30/09/2012 09:05
The Illusion of Egyptian Democracy

The Illusion of Egyptian Democracy

If the American system provides the measuring stick for evaluating Morsi’s election and its aftermath, it becomes clear that the Egyptian government falls well below any acceptable standard. Matthew M. Hausman, Att'y, 20/09/2012 00:23
Hillary Clinton Gets Hostile Reception In Egypt

Hillary Clinton Gets Hostile Reception In Egypt

The poster children of Egypt's Arab Spring turned out to vent their frustration and conspiracy theories on Hillary Clinton.Amiel Ungar, 17/07/2012 01:15
Egyptian Christians an Endangered Species

Egyptian Christians an Endangered Species

The big losers in Egypt’s first round of elections are Christians, who fear for their survival in a radical Islamic-controlled country. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 05/12/2011 16:36
A-Jad: Zionists Behind Cairo's Copt Massacre

A-Jad: Zionists Behind Cairo's Copt Massacre

Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled his latest conspiracy theory, saying Israel and the US plotted recent clashes in Cairo.Gabe Kahn., 12/10/2011 02:10
State TV Called Out the Lynch Mobs in Cairo

State TV Called Out the Lynch Mobs in Cairo

Those seeking justice for the killing and wounding of the Coptic demonstrators want Egyptian state television held to account.Aryeh ben Hayim, 11/10/2011 19:55
Egyptian Muslims Burn Coptic Church in Aswan

Egyptian Muslims Burn Coptic Church in Aswan

Egyptian Muslims have returned to "business as usual," with another attack on a Coptic Christian church, this one in Aswan. Chana Ya'ar, 02/10/2011 11:13
Egypt Muslims Harass Christians

Egypt Muslims Harass Christians

Egyptian Muslims are continuing to harass Christians, this time in the central region of the country.Chana Ya'ar, 03/07/2011 12:42
Salafi Islam Rises in Egypt

Salafi Islam Rises in Egypt

Salafi Islam is rising to take its place in Egyptian society -- to the dismay of the Christian Copt community, which stands in Salafi crosshairs.Chana Ya'ar, 12/06/2011 15:44
Copts Killed by Muslims in Cairo

Copts Killed by Muslims in Cairo

Thirteen people were killed Tuesday in a clashes between Muslims and Christian Copts in Cairo, and at least 140 others were wounded.Chana Ya'ar, 09/03/2011 15:39
Islamists Massacre Coptic Family

Islamists Massacre Coptic Family

Killers 'seized the opportunity of the mayhem prevailing in Egypt' to slaughter 11 Copts, including children. Gil Ronen, 05/02/2011 22:33
Death for Muslim Killer of Copts

Death for Muslim Killer of Copts

A Coptic leader said Egypt has “appeased” his community by sentencing to death a Muslim who murdered six Copts. ‘Our hearts are still bleeding.'Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 17/01/2011 13:27
Egypt under Fire for US Aid

Egypt under Fire for US Aid

Protesters in California demand end to US aid to Egypt, after the New Year’s suicide bomb massacre at a Coptic church in Alexandria.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 03/01/2011 11:23
Egypt Kills Christian Protester

Egypt Kills Christian Protester

Egyptian police killed one Christian and wounded dozens of others in a new escalation of violence with Coptics trying to build a church.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 24/11/2010 14:01
Coptic Leader Appeals to US Jews

Coptic Leader Appeals to US Jews

An Egyptian Coptic Christian leader has called for Jewish support to help prevent Egypt from becoming a “jihadist state hostile to Israel.”Hana Levi Julian, 25/03/2010 15:52
Muslim-Christian War in Egypt

Muslim-Christian War in Egypt

Egyptian Muslims gunned down six Christians, whose community has charged the government with ignoring Muslim violence. Egypt: An isolated incident.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/01/2010 18:19
Copts to Obama: Don't Forget Us

Copts to Obama: Don't Forget Us

Coptic Egyptian expatriates urge President Obama to remember the Muslim world's oppressed minorities. Members of Congress echoed their concerns.Nissan Ratzlav-Katz, 01/06/2009 23:12