Give the Two-State Solution Another Look

Deal Hudson Published August 30, 2010 Direct peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine will resume on September 2 in Washington, D.C. The announcement of the talks has been greeted with a polite but skeptical nod from the media and a rolling of the eyes from experts in the realpolitik of international affairs. The assumption behind… Continue reading Give the Two-State Solution Another Look

Why the Pope Should Visit Gaza

Map of Gaza

Deal W. Hudson Published April 13, 2009 In interviews conducted with over twenty Palestinian Christian leaders last week, I was surprised to discover no enthusiasm whatsoever for the upcoming papal visit. “The pope’s visit here will only legitimize the recent Israeli operation in Gaza and the intentions of the right-wing government elected in February,” the… Continue reading Why the Pope Should Visit Gaza

Why Christians Are Leaving the Holy Land

Church of the Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Deal W. Hudson Published April 28, 2008 Catholics in the United States have been slow to grasp the problems facing Christians living in the Holy Land. Many Catholics don’t even know they are there, or that they are Arab Christians. Most Americans equate Arabs with Muslims, in spite of the fact that Arabs were Christians… Continue reading Why Christians Are Leaving the Holy Land

A Common Friend to Both – A Visit with Archbishop Chacour

Deal W. Hudson Published August 3, 2010 Archbishop Elias Chacour of the Melkite Church in Israel is a remarkable man. Nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, the author of three books on religion, and now in his early 70s, he’s an internationally recognized leader in the effort to find a peaceful solution to… Continue reading A Common Friend to Both – A Visit with Archbishop Chacour