Gil Martins

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In religious and political gesture, Pope confers sainthood on two Palestinians

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> They were humble women, servants of God.<p>And of their fellow men and women in the holy land.<p>On Sunday, in a canonization laden with significance both religious and political, Pope Francis declared Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Baouardy the first two Palestinian saints of modern …

Islamic India: The Biggest Holocaust in World History… Whitewashed from History Books

Researching and studying the impact of Islam and jihad on the world, we have come to the conclusion that India today is not living under its own …

Taking the High Road on Iran

In his March 3 speech before the joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reproached President Barack Obama's diplomatic approach to Iran in what seemed to be a symbol of his determination to undermine any future agreement. Nestled between apocalyptic references was the …

Iran May Be a Security Threat but It's Not an 'Existential Threat'

Some of my Jewish sisters and brothers may not like what I have to say. So let's get a few things out of the way at the outset:<p>• I'm an American Jew of Eastern European extraction who lost ancestors in the Holocaust, so I'm painfully aware that it's possible for anti-semitism to merge with state …

Gallup poll: Democrats losing sympathy for Israel

The number of Democrats who feel more sympathetic toward Israelis than Palestinians has dropped 10 points in one year, according to a new poll.<p>In a Gallup poll released Monday, less than half of Democrats — 48 percent — say they sympathize more with Israelis than Palestinians when it comes to …

The U.S. Should Invest In Science, Not War

In this week’s <i>Science</i> magazine, former Republican Congressman John Porter calls on scientists to “speak up for research.” Well, I’m all in.<p>We’re in the midst of a remarkable stream of scientific and medical advances, spurred by dramatic advances in biotechnology, computing, and miniaturization. Our …