Fr. Samir Khalil Samir, in his talk at the NEW, spoke about the possibility, and hope, to build an open society in Islamic countries, Christians and Muslims together. By SHARON MOLLERUS
Ilsusssidiario.net has interviewed WILLIAM SHOMALI, Auxiliary Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem, on the meeting between Pope Francis and the Palestinian President Abu Mazen
The response around the world to the call by Pope Francis gave witness to the common feeling that the world could not tolerate the constant proliferation of violence. By Sr. EDITH BOGUE
LORENZO ALBACETE comments on some possible positive developments of the Syrian crisis and compares Kerry’s careless words with Popes Francis’ and John Paul II’s pleas for peace
Assad bears full responsibility for using chemical weapons, but will the success of the opposition, which consists mostly of Islamist groups, better the Syrian situation? By SCOTT DODGE
ROBERT FISK, Middle East correspondent of The Independent, analyses the possible consequences of an attack on Assad by the West, making a comparison with the unsuccessful Iraq war
In response to the Holy Father Francis’appeal for the many refugees who await help and comfort, AVSI has launched #10forSyria, a fund raising campaign, from June 17th to August 31st
In this interview, AMMAR WAQQAF, a Syrian political activist living in the UK, talks about the situation in his country, where a possible final victory by Assad cannot be excluded
Eight years ago, four Trappist nuns chose to found a Benedictine monastery in Syria. One of them tells us of the changes the civil war has brought in the attitude of the local population
The Custos of the Holy Land, Father PIZZABALLA, highlights the increasingly dramatic situation in Syria, particularly of Christians, and calls for a concrete support to the Syrian people
MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS analyses the results of the recent Israeli elections and the possible outcomes for the situation in the Middle east, particularly against the Iranian nuclear threat
MICHAEL HERZOG discusses the upcoming elections in Israel, who is likely to win, and what they will mean for the rest of the region, focusing especially on the ongoing war in Syria
Military analyst CARLO JEAN comments on the skirmishes between Israel and Hamas and on whether or not these raids could escalate into a war in the whole Middle East.
MICHAEL HERZOG comments on the statements by the President of the Palestinian Authority Abu Mazen and on the possibilities for further peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
The Custos of the Holy Land, Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa OFM, predicts the possible outcome of the Pope’s incoming visit to Lebanon and depicts the general situation in the Middle East