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Easter in the West Bank: Palestinian pilgrims flood to holy sites for Christian holiday

Hundreds of Christians in the Gaza Strip left ... Hundreds of Christians in the Gaza Strip left the coastal territory on Thursday to celebrate Easter ... to Christians to leave the besieged Gaza Strip .Around 100 Christians crossed the Erez crossing early Thursday ...

Editor's Choice - 17/04/2014 - 10:59 - comment 0

Despite Israeli violence, thousands of Christians mark Holy Saturday in Jerusalem

Palestinian Christians along with worldwide pilgrims marked Holy Saturday, a day ahead of the Easter holiday despite Israeli soldiers using tear gas against pilgrims on Friday. Palestinian Christians of all sects along with pilgrims ...

19/04/2014 - 12:06 - comment 0

Israelis make Easter miserable for Palestinians and visiting Christians

Welcome to the Holy Land where celebrating Christian holidays is made as difficult as possible by the checkpoints and gunpoints of the Israeli police; Syrian in-fighting makes civilian life risky; Egypt filling antiquities with sand; and Lebanon doesn't suck ...

Blogs Roundup - 21/04/2014 - 10:09 - comment 0

Palestinian Archbishop condemns Israel for restrictions against Easter pilgrims

Christian holiday of Easter.  "It is the right of every Christian to reach the Church of the Holy ... in Jerusalem to celebrate the upcoming Christian holiday of Easter.  ... Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Palestinian Christian ...

11/04/2014 - 09:39 - comment 0

Christians jingle grieving bells across war-torn Syria

Christmas holiday approaches, Christians around the world are anticipating to mark a new celebration ... Christmas holiday approaches, Christians around the world are anticipating to mark a new celebration ... As the festive Christmas holiday approaches, ...

Editor's Choice - 24/12/2012 - 06:00 - comment 0

Festive inter-faith sweeps Muslim America! Christmas increasingly celebrated by Muslims with their Christian pals

according to a 2011 Pew study regularly engages in the Christian holiday. Many Muslims point ... the holiday commemorates the birth of a figure celebrated by Christians as the Son of God, which goes against ... said in comments posted at the website OnIslam.net. “This is the holiday of our Christian neighbors ...

Editor's Choice - 25/12/2013 - 11:33 - comment 0

Too little, too late? Morsi changes election date but Egypt's copts still left out in the cold

for legislative polls forward so as not to conflict with the Easter holiday, Egypt's Coptic Christians still ... holidays," said Nabil, a Coptic-Christian silversmith in Cairo's Heliopolis district. "I was really ... encouraging – directly or indirectly – sectarianism, including the scheduling of polls on Christian holidays ...

Editor's Choice - 25/02/2013 - 09:53 - comment 0

Emirates Holidays celebrates Copenhagen launch with attractive offers

In conjunction with this new route, Emirates Holidays– the tour operating arm of Emirates airline, is offering special holiday packages to the land of the Vikings and Hans Christian Andersen.“With the new Emirates ... special holiday packages to the land of the Vikings and Hans Christian Andersen. ...

Press Release - 15/08/2011 - 11:17 - comment 0

Have a Merry Middle Eastern Christmas! - Holiday Traditions from All Over the Arab World

Eastern Christmas! From Palestine to Iraq, each Arab country's Christian community has its own ... million Christians. Despite a volatile political landscape, Christmas in the region is considered ... As the widely-regarded birthplace of Jesus Christ and at the centre of Christianity, Bethlehem sees as many as three ...

Editor's Choice - 25/12/2011 - 19:19 - comment 0

Coptic Christmas to be national holiday in Egypt

on a visit to Aswan, said the Coptic Christmas would be "an official holiday for Christians ... that the Coptic Christian Christmas, celebrated on January 7th, will be celebrated as a national ho Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak proclaimed Tuesday that the Coptic Christian Christmas, celebrated ...

18/05/2010 - 16:27 - comment 0