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From Bahrain to Jerusalem

From Bahrain to Jerusalem

Bahrain appears to have overtaken Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the race to establish formal relations with Israel. On Dec. 9, a 23-person delegation from the small Gulf kingdom arrived on a four-day visit to Israel, including ...

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Anger as ‘This is Bahrain’ delegation visits Israel

Anger as ‘This is Bahrain’ delegation visits Israel

Palestinians have refused a Bahraini delegation from entering Gaza after the group visited Israel amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the city as Israel’s capital. The interfaith “This is Bahrain” civil society group defended its visit to ...

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Bahrain: an oasis of religious freedom in the Middle East?

Bahrain: an oasis of religious freedom in the Middle East?

Why is Sheikh Nasser signing a declaration of “Religious Tolerance” in Los Angeles when the monarchy has counterintuitively sown sectarian divisions at home? Bahrain: Clashes Erupt After the Death of Political Prisoner in Sanabis, 17 March 2017. NurPhoto/SIPA USA/Press Association ...

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Health of Bahrain’s Top Shiite Cleric Worsens

Health of Bahrain’s Top Shiite Cleric Worsens

Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, center, at a protest at a mosque in the capital of Bahrain, Manama, in 2014. MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES By RICK GLADSTONE NOVEMBER 27, 2017 For months, the most important cleric among ...

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