Middle East http://www.kunc.org en Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date http://www.kunc.org/post/forbidding-fruit-how-america-got-turned-date In 1898, the U.S. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:45:00 +0000 The Kitchen Sisters & The Kitchen Sisters and Lisa Morehouse 57551 at http://www.kunc.org Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel http://www.kunc.org/post/palestinians-appeal-pope-help-land-disputes-israel When Pope Francis visits Jerusalem on Monday, he will celebrate Mass in one of the holiest Christian sites in the world.<p>The Cenacle, or the Upper Room, is traditionally considered the place where Christ shared his Last Supper with disciples before he was crucified.<p>But the spot is holy not only to Christians. Below, some Jews believe, is the tomb of King David. A mosque has also stood on this site.<p><a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3a1b97bc-dcdf-11e3-b73c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32TtdPi7W">Access to the Cenacle has been hotly contested</a> since the days of British rule here. Fri, 23 May 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Emily Harris 56878 at http://www.kunc.org Palestinians Appeal To Pope For Help In Land Disputes With Israel Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader http://www.kunc.org/post/pope-travel-holy-land-rabbi-and-muslim-leader The first non-European pope in modern history will makes a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week, a region with centuries of religious strife.<p>Francis — the first pope to take the name of the saint of peace — will carry far less historical baggage than any of his predecessors.<p>When John Paul II visited Israel in 2000, he prayed at the Western Wall and apologized for the church's sins against Jews. Tue, 20 May 2014 11:23:00 +0000 Sylvia Poggioli 56743 at http://www.kunc.org Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader Iranian Women Make A Push For Greater Opportunities http://www.kunc.org/post/iranian-women-push-tighten-gender-gap Iran is starting to see a re-launch of activist groups following the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani. Social movements were scarce after the government crushed public protests known as the Green Movement following the 2009 elections. After the decisive vote for Rouhani, a surge of hope in Iran has attracted activists back to the political arena. Iranian women, in particular, are seizing the opportunity.<p>On a recent afternoon in north Tehran, two professional women huddle with an adviser to the Ministry of Mines and Trade. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:51:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 54441 at http://www.kunc.org Iranian Women Make A Push For Greater Opportunities Israel Eases Restriction On Building Materials To Gaza Strip http://www.kunc.org/post/israel-eases-restriction-building-materials-gaza-strip Israel eased a major restriction on the Gaza Strip last week. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 07:21:00 +0000 Emily Harris 50336 at http://www.kunc.org Israel Eases Restriction On Building Materials To Gaza Strip