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The Notre Dame Folk Choir
Arts & CultureFaith in Focus
Anna Staud
The Notre Dame Folk Choir was like a family I did not want to leave behind.
Israelis protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judicial overhaul plan outside the parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, March 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Judith Sudilovsky
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have been coming out into the streets for the past three months in escalating pro-democracy protests against the most politically and religiously extreme right-wing government Israel has ever had.
Judith Sudilovsky - OSV News
In a statement condemning the attack against a Christian site—the fifth in Jerusalem in five weeks—the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land said it was following the incident “with concern."
The team at Morcos Nassar Palace. Photo courtesy of L’Arche-Bethlehem, Ma’an lil-Hayat.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Noga Tarnopolsky
The latest boutique hotel to open its doors in Bethlehem’s Old City, just minutes away from Manger Square, is the Morcos Nassar Palace, which doubles as a humanitarian project unique in Palestine and possibly in the Arab world.
Israeli far-right lawmaker and the head of "Jewish Power" party, Itamar Ben-Gvir visits at Hatikva Market in Tel Aviv during his campaign. Israel's outgoing coalition was one of its most diverse, but the country's incoming coalition is hoping to roll back many of the achievements of the former government. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Judith Sudilovsky
Mere “survival should not be the utmost ambition for a people in democratic countries, but rather prosperity and welfare. I believe that Israel is going to be more Jewish and much less democratic, and we’ll all pay the price for that.”
People carry the body of 12-year-old Mahmoud Samoudi during his funeral in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Oct. 10, 2022.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
“Jerusalem, especially the Old City with its shrines holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians, is like a powder keg waiting to explode! However, until it does explode, many prefer to simply ignore it.”