William Blackstone – a Christian Zionist who devoted his life to the establishment of a national Jewish home. By Dr. Jaafar Hadi Hassan

William Blackstone was born in a town called Adams in New York State in 1841.  At this time the U.S. was going through a religious revival which was called the Third Awakening.  Adams was particularly affected by this revival as it was the home of a famous theologian and preacher, Charles Finney (d.1825) who played […]

Jews in the Arab Lands – a Brief Historical Perspective from the mid 7th Century until the 19th century, According to Jewish Sources By Dr. Jaafar Hadi Hassan

  Both Islam and Judaism have their origins among the Semitic peoples of the Middle East. Differences between the two faiths obviously exist, of course, but in spite of these, the followers of both religions were able to live side by side for many centuries in the lands governed by Muslim rulers. One of the […]

ISRAEL AND PAKISTAN ON THE WAY TO NORMALISING RELATIONS By Jaafar Hadi Hassan

The Pakistani and Israeli foreign ministers have met publicly for the first time.  This meeting came about after Israel had decided to withdraw from Gaza after 38 years of occupation.  After the meeting Silvan Shalom, the Israeli foreign minister, called it a “historic and huge breakthrough” and expressed his happiness and said “We are hoping […]