Israel Seizes Land from Russian Orthodox Monastery

October 2014 French original in La Croix here (paywall) or here. Orthodox Monastery at the Sea of Tiberias Partially Appropriated The Russian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene, located in Tiberias (Northern Israel)  on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, has lost part of its land because the Israeli authorities have decided to develop a recreation area ...

Lebanon’s Latest Church-State Scuffle

Elie Hajj for Al-Monitor Lebanon Pulse  - August 2013 In a rare instance of solidarity, the hard-line Association of Muslim Scholars endorsed the Lebanese Orthodox Church’s objection to the presentation of a particular dance performance during the Baalbek International Festival in August, which, due to the war in Syria, has been relocated from the Roman ruins of the City ...