Commentary: It’s Time to Drop the Jew Taboo

In the United States it is illegal to display Christian symbols on publicly-owned property, yet each year the “National Menorah” is lit on the White House Ellipse, a federal park administered by the National Park Service.

[ Ed. note – Charles Bausman, publisher of the popular website Russia Today, has penned an article that I think truly merits reading by one and all. The article concerns the word “Jew,” and how its use has become a “taboo” for many writers–writers who are well-intentioned insofar as seeking to provide a valid political analysis of what’s wrong with the world today yet who fear being branded as “anti-Semites.”

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The Last Encounter with my Atheist Friend

You hear stories like this from time to time–atheists turning to God on their deathbeds.

Poetry for Palestine

A few day ago, I lost a dear friend, with whom I worked for supporting Palestine and the Palestinian cause.
We also had deep existential discussions about meaning of life, God, faith…etc.

Unfortunately, for many years, he joined the crowd who accused me of “antisemitism”, however about a year ago, he rethought his position and regretted what was done, came many times to visit me despite his very ill-health.

This is my tribute to Sam’s good memory, sharing with the world, our last encounter:

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In his hospital bed
He spoke of agony and the torment in his head
“The closest I could describe”, he said
“As if my head is full of chains, entangled and rattling inside
While being pulled in every direction”
.
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He told me he’s yearning to find some peace
Not through brain-numbing tablets
But the other way, the spiritual way
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Angels Heard on High! Hanan Ashrawi Responds to Mike Pence’s Biblical Defense of Jerusalem

Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian Christian and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council–and she has a few words to say to US Vice President Mike Pence:

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Russian Church Vows to Rebuild Christian Syria

[ Ed. note – The video above contains Russian Christmas music. I thought it very fitting to post given the news which appeared yesterday on the Russian Faith website–namely that the Russian Orthodox Church has vowed to help Christian communities in Syria rebuild. The war in Syria has in some respects been a war against Christianity.

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