New Yisrael Beytenu MK submits legislation mandating death penalty for terrorists
Kassams, selfies and Machloufs in the Knesset inauguration
Rivlin urges Netanyahu to expedite forming coalition
Netanyahu on Iran deal: Israel not ‘burying head,’ will do what is needed to secure its future
Israel has second-lowest abortion rate in Europe, continues to drop
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04.01.2015 | 12 Nisan, 5775
There was a noticeable absence of throngs of foreigners or pilgrims from abroad during this year's celebrations.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Indigenous Christians are being driven out of Muslim-dominated lands and now comprise less than two percent of the population of the Palestinian areas.
By JUSTUS REID WEINER
The removal of the Christmas tree restriction came in response to a petition from Hiddush.
Most Christian denominations recognize Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus.
The Holy Land is unique in celebrating Christmas three times; on December 25th, January 6th and January 19th.
By ELISA MOED/TRAVELUJAH
Father Kelly of the Notre Dame Center explains that coming to Israel for Christmas "is a great conformation of the faith narrative.”
By ARIEL COHEN
Both security and the holiday spirit were in abundance in Bethlehem's Manger Square this Christmas Eve, with a sprinkle of politics in the mix.
By DOV LIEBER
A combination of kitschy holiday decor and historic holy sites draw Christians to the Old City to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
“I write to you just before Christmas, knowing that for many of you the music of your Christmas hymns will also be accompanied by tears and sighs,” Pope Francis wrote.
Summer war with Gaza led to slow down.
By JEREMY SHARON
A cheerful bell-ringing Santa walked back and forth on the Old City's walls, calling on Christian residents to come pick out a tree free of charge.
Christians make up a minority of about 3,500 people out of Gaza's 1.5 million mostly Muslim population.
Christians represented more than half (53%) of all incoming tourists to Israel in 2014.
A new exhibit in the National Museum of American Jewish History showcases the relationship between Christian and Jewish holiday tunes.
By HILLEL KUTTLER
The world's largest Christmas tree made out of lights is switched on by a special guest, using nothing but a tablet.
Bethlehem marks the beginning of the holiday season by lighting up a 15-meters Christmas tree at Manger Square.
Jews, Muslims and Christians gather in Jaffa to mark the beginning of the Christmas season.
Test yourself to see whether your gifts are the most lavish or the most thoughtful.
By D''ASH TEAM
500 Christian Palestinians, 75,000 tourists to visit Bethlehem over holiday; IDF to decrease activity in area during holiday.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN AND JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A Jewish version of the wildly popular Christmas Elf on the Shelf toy, the doll and book set retells the Hanukka story and explains what it means to be a 'mensch.'
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, led the mass in the Church of the Nativity.
Netanyahu says Christian community in Israel growing, unlike in neighboring countries where they are endangered.
By HERB KEINON
Scores killed in Christmas Day bombings; Israel to provide Nigerian authorities with medical supplies to treat the injured.
“It is impossible to sustain the Palestinian authority under the status quo. It cannot be maintained,” chief PA negotiator says.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Célébrée dans le monde entier, souvent pour des raisons plus commerciales que religieuses, on oublie que cette fête chrétienne a commencé ici, en Israël.
By MARTIN ALARGENT
The original spiritual meaning of Christmas has been sucked dry, replacing a Jewish Jesus with a false Palestinian narrative that demonizes and delegitimizes the Jewish state.
By BARRY SHAW
A Library of Congress collection of photographs that document Israel before the creation of the state.
By LENNY BEN-DAVID
Palestinian threats force Jews and Arabs to hold separate Christmas coexistence events.
Gaza’s tiny community says Hamas puts no crimp on holiday spirit.
By OMAR GHRAIEB / THE MEDIA LINE
In Land of the Two Holy Mosques, authorities overlook quiet celebrations.
By ROB L. WAGNER / THE MEDIA LINE
Mahaneh Yehuda store is ‘Christmas Central’ in city where holiday keeps low profile.
By MELANIE LIDMAN
Chop Suey gets a makeover. We Jews have our own tradition for festive meals on Christmas: Chinese food!
By LAURA FRANKEL
Every year, KKL-JNF has open days for the distribution of Christmas trees to institutions, organizations and individuals. Many Christian families, mixed families, embassy representatives, foreign journalists and representatives from churches in Israel go to the KKL-JNF distribution centers in central and northern Israel to select a beautiful tree for the holiday.
By KKL-JNF STAFF
In keeping with its annual tradition, KKL-JNF will once again be distributing Christmas trees to local churches, monasteries, convents, embassies, foreign journalists and the general public as the holiday approaches.
Those celebrating Christmas in Jerusalem can take a tour through the Old City’s Christian Quarter.
By AVIVA BAR-AM
The Old City comes alive for Christmas.
It was unclear how many theaters would be allowed to screen "The Interview."
"This is Jerusalem of gold, now it's Jerusalem of snow," the prime minister says.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
30 million flowers meant for the European market for Christmas were left in Israel due to shortage of workers to harvest them.
By SHARON UDASIN
Residents seek answers to painful questions, as Americans turn increasingly to religious vigils.
By MICHAEL WILNER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Pope Benedict leads world's Roman Catholics into Christmas,asks for prayers for those who "live, suffer" in Holy Land.
CIA, allies tracked plot for several weeks, got informant to deliver bomb outside Yemen, possibly to Saudi Arabia or UAE.
From porcelain Nativity scenes to inflatable Santa Clause heads, a look at the world celebrating on December 25.
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND REUTERS
During Christmas Day message Pope Benedict XVI condemns Syria violence, calls for stability in Iraq, Afghanistan.
Emergency services say they don't have enough ambulances to evacuate the dead, wounded.
Benedict XVI stops several times to bless babies held up to him from the pews as he proceeds down St. Peter's Basilica without incident.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Photos taken by Barry Wilmore from the International Space Station.
PM releases video holiday greeting with the Christians of Israel and the Middle East a "very merry Christmas."
The focus of the Christmas celebrations, as in every year, are in Nazareth and Bethlehem, the home town and birth place respectively of Jesus.
The university has also declared a vacation day for the Muslim holiday Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice).
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
The city invites visitors to enjoy theatrical and musical performances, part of a festival promoting coexistence and multiculturalism.
By JESSICA VRAZILEK
The founders of Christianity failed to civilize the demonic human spirit. We have all failed.
By ANNE ROIPHE
Bethlehem prepares for Christmas, hoping for a peaceful and financially successful season.
By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
Stand-up comedian and writer Benji Lovitt gives his own unique take on the Festival of Lights.
By BENJI LOVITT
The dilemma over how to mark Christmas was seen as early as the 19th century, writes Joshua Plaut, whose ‘A Kosher Christmas’ covers two centuries of the Jewish relationship with the holiday.
By AMY SPIRO
A Haifa festival asks how different peoples can be true to their origins and disparate narratives and yet live harmoniously side by side.
By DAVID BREAKSTONE
Susie Newday shares her family’s experience with intermarriage and offers advice on how to avoid mistakes they made in dealing with it.
By SUSIE NEWDAY
Someone was asking me about whether he should move to Israel. Me, the permanently disgruntled goy. This wasn’t going to end well.
By AKIN AJAYI
If my son starts to talk about the renegade Jew who declared himself the son of God, there’ll be a lynch mob at my doorstep before nightfall.
The pastor was previously jailed for 3 years for practicing Christianity, rejecting compulsory Islamic education for his kids.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
Iraqi Christians will not have a "merry little Christmas" as many flee the country out of fear for their safety and lives.
Israeli company has no less than ten apps devoted to December 25 and its associated characters.
Local business interests clash in Bethlehem as the town gears up for mass visitors.
By CAMILLA SCHICK
CBS statistical breakdown: 158,000 live in country, 80% are Arab; sector boasts highest rate of high school graduates.
By JEREMY SHARON AND REUTERS
Murder of the leader of Jaffa's Orthodox Church Association allegedly motivated by dispute over a valuable Jaffa property.
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
"We pray and dance all night," says Tel Aviv upholsterer.
By BEN HARTMAN
You moved our hearts, Peres tells carol-singing Latin Patriarch School choir.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Figures show 80.4% of country's Christians are Arabs, Nazareth has largest Christian community; average family size is two children.
By RUTH EGLASH
COGAT to ease travel restrictions for holiday; data show decline in number of Christians living in Jerusalem.
By JONAH MANDEL
Phoenix Ensemble Napolitan Baroque St. Andrew’s Church, December 16.
By URY EPPSTEIN
The American Colony Hotel serves up a feast for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
By JONATHAN GILAD
The Israel Ballet performs its version of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet ‘The Nutcracker.’
By ORI J. LENKINSKI
For such a time as this, Happy Christmas from the Holy Land.
By BRIAN SCHRAUGER
Jews in Israel are aware of the presence of Christian tourists.
By MARCIE LENK
Anne Graham-Lotz filmed a video in Jerusalem calling on Christians around the world to pray for the Jewish people.
By DAVID NEKRUTMAN
‘Tis the season to communicate.
By SHALOM HAMMER
Jews and Christians have their own problems, issues, texts, theologies and traumas to work through. They share much, and of course they differ greatly.
By FAYDRA L. SHAPIRO
Who is the Chief Rabbinate to decide that I am celebrating a pagan saint?
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
For many it might seem absurd to view a Christmas tree or New Year’s celebrations as idol worship.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The two festivals are unrelated and the fact that they occur at the same time is mere coincidence.
By RABBI RAYMOND APPLE
Yalla Peace: Christmas is more than a religious holiday to Christians, as opposed to Hanukkah for Jews and Ramadan for Muslims.
By RAY HANANIA
As long as the Church fails to recognize that its genesis and its destiny are bound up with the restoration of the Jewish people we will continue to be irrelevant.
By ANDREW TUCKER
Christmas celebrations consist of more than just trees; delicious local holiday treats are also an important part the festivities.
By BEATA ANDONIA, TRAVELUJAH
Christmas in the capital is set to be unforgettable with magnificent classical concerts, carols and banquets.
By ITRAVELJERUSALEM.COM TEAM
While most have already finished celebrating Christmas, the Armenian Orthodox Church in Israel is just getting started.
By NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH
Travelujah explores how Christmas is celebrated among various sectors and the schedule for Feast of Epiphany.
By GEORGE ALEXANDER/TRAVELUJAH
From Nazareth to Bethlehem, Travelujah lists the churches significant to the Christmas story in the Holy Land.
By NICOLE JANSEZIAN/TRAVELUJAH
From Christmas markets in Bethlehem to parades in Nazareth, the Holy Land is the place to truly experience seasonal festivity. There's something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas.
Bethlehem is singularly important with its historical place in history; people around the world hold a special place for this small city.
By BEATA M. ANDONIA, TRAVELUJAH
From Bethlehem to Jerusalem, find out where to pray this holiday season in the holy land.
Scores killed in Christmas Day bombings; Fears rising that Boko Haram Islamists trying to ignite civil war.
Latin Patriarch of J'lem holds Church of the Nativity midnight service; Abbas: Settlements are "immoral and indefensible."
Municipality hands out free Christmas trees in Old City; chaos breaks out as people grab for free trees.
By BENJAMIN SPIER
In holiday wishes, tourism minster expresses Israel's desire for continued prosperous relations with Christian world.
By ITRAVELJERSALEM.COM TEAM
Crowds gather near Bethlehem for a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, as fireworks fill the sky and a marching band plays.
By REUTERS VIDEO