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17 February

| 2020 | 18:00

The Arab Spring and its Implications for Arab Christians in the Holy Land

  • Free
  • In Hebrew
  • Public
  • Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, Radak 20, Jerusalem
  • Free
  • In Hebrew
  • Public
  • Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, Radak 20, Jerusalem
The Arab Spring and its Implications for Arab Christians in the Holy Land

Spring or Autumn?

The Arab Spring and its Implications for Arab Christians in the Holy Land

 
Annual Symposium in memory of Daniel Rossing, the Founding Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish – Christian Relations
 

The ‘Arab Spring’ is a wave of demonstrations and uprisings that has risen in many places in the Arab world since 2010. This nickname was given due to the resemblance to the European ‘peoples’ spring of the 19th century, where they tried to replace old regimes in a liberal, democratic and national spirit. Although the beginning of the Arab Spring was in fact winter, the hope for something new, such as in the spring, took people to the streets.

 During this evening, we will look at the impact of the Arab Spring outbreak in our region on Christian communities in the country so far, how the ideas expressed by demonstrators in the Middle East have affected Christian young Palestinians, Israel’s attitude to the Christian minority, and local Christian clergy.