Thanks Again to my friends who read the manuscript and whose comments and criticism I heeded throughout: especially Leo Lowenthal University of California at Berkeley , Arno J. Mayer Princeton University. Harvard University. My wife discussed with me every part and problem of the manuscript. Without her cooperation, this essay would have appeared much sooner. The growing opposition to the global dominion of corporate capitalism is confronted by the sustained power of this dominion: its economic and military hold in the four continents, its neocolonial empire, and, most important, its unshaken capacity to subject the majority of the underlying population to its overwhelming productivity and force.
The Message from Jerusalem
A sacred site in Jerusalem: The new Saladin - ccspa.info
The conversion of Hagia Sophia back into a mosque was a spectacular move. Another reason why the term is preferred to "Al-Haram Al-Sharif" venerable sanctuary , which was once in common use, is because it is mentioned in the Koran in connection with Muhammad's Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem. This rhetoric is intended not only to make Muslims more aware that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is the third holiest place in Islam; its consistent use is in fact part of a global Muslim campaign to guard the site against Israeli control. Turkish Islamists joined the campaign years ago and can be assured the support of the Turkish state and foundations close to it. The fact that the call to "liberate Al-Aqsa" — which was long heard in such circles — is also being voiced by the Turkish head of state himself, has elevated the mission to official Turkish state ideology. On the day of the re-consecration of Hagia Sophia, the words were already emblazoned on posters put up in various cities by the "Turkish Youth Foundation", which has close links to the state.
Photo Essay: Jerusalem Celebrates 50 Years of Unity
American society faces a deep crisis of meaning to which the city, and the idea, of Jerusalem has an answer. It is needed by Jews, and as much or more by Christians. Eric Cohen is executive director of the Tikvah Fund.
When, on the Ides of July of the year of the most fructiferous Incarnation of Our Lord , after nearly four years of bellicose pilgrimage and a month-long exhausting siege, the Crusaders finally broke through the inner ramparts of Jerusalem and poured into the holy city, freeing it from centuries-long occupation by the Mohammedan horde, their surpassing joy could only find liturgical expression in the office of Easter Day, which was celebrated, however out of season, in the church of the Holy Sepulchre. A new day, a new joy, and new and perpetual delight! The fulfilment of labour and devotion: new words, new songs were sounded forth by all.