2011 Ends on a Sour Note… Is Hamas Really a Mean-Minded Christmas Scrooge*?

The original construction of the Orthodox Church was built in the 6thCentury, in what is now Gaza’s Old City.

Stuart Littlewood 31/12/2011 Phoebe Greenwood, writing from Gaza City in The Guardian on 23 December http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/23/gaza-christians-hamas-cancelled-christmas, reported: “There hasn’t been a Christmas tree in Gaza City’s main square since Hamas pushed the Palestinian Authority out of Gaza in 2007 and Christmas is no longer a public holiday.” The headline said Hamas had “cancelled Christmas”. Could this possibly be true? When ...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Angers Palestinian Christians – OpEd

By Stuart Littlewood 23/6/2011 Kairos Palestine, the voice of Palestinian Christians, has given the Archbishop of Canterbury a strong ticking-off for remarks he made during a BBC interview. Rifat Kassis, co-ordinator of Kairos Palestine, said he was “deeply troubled” by the Archbishop’s “inaccurate and erroneous remarks” about the situation of Christians in the Middle East. He called the ...