Bethlehem

West Bank town near Jerusalem, traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ

An entrance of the Church of the Nativity is seen locked amid coronavirus precautions, in Bethlehem
Jews, Christians join forces to aid Bethlehem's coronavirus victims

The group delivered ibuprofen, multi-vitamins, gloves, masks and snacks, and also helped the American tourists quarantined at the Angel Hotel in Beit Jala near Bethlehem.

A view shows Banksy's the Walled Off hotel and a section of the Israeli barrier in Bethlehem, Octobe
Palestinians confirm 6 new coronavirus cases

The new cases raise the toll of Palestinians infected by the virus to 26 – all but one in Bethlehem.

Palestinians light Christmas tree in Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,
Coronavirus: PA shuts Bethlehem mosques, fears of ‘economic catastrophe’

The PA Ministry of Health said on Sunday that 712 suspected samples of the virus tested in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since January 20 were all negative.

Bethlehem deserted after Palestinians declare coronavirus emergency

In other parts of the West Bank, Palestinian security forces staffed checkpoints and turned some foreigners away.

By REUTERS
06/03/2020
Holy sites in the land of Israel are doomed to be profaned by Palestinians

Such widespread hatred for the Jews can only be explained in a spiritual sense

12/02/2020
Prince Charles tours Palestinian territories during Middle East visit

During the trip, the Prince of Wales visited the grave of his late grandmother Princess Alice as well as many of the holy Christian and Muslim sites.

A view shows Banksy's the Walled Off hotel and a section of the Israeli barrier in Bethlehem, Octobe
'Jeopardy' producers apologize for Church of the Nativity flap

The politics of the answer and question generated a storm of reactions on social media, prompting producers to issue an apology.

For some Bethlehem Christians, it’s a not-so-merry Christmas

Mahmoud Jaber, a Muslim street vendor, said he shared the concerns expressed by several Christians. Otherwise, he said he completely disagreed with those who talk about anti-Christian discrimination.

Christmas in Israel - 165,000 Christian tourists expected

As in previous years for Christmas, the Tourism Ministry provided free transportation to biblical sites in Bethlehem.

Palestinians light Christmas tree in Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,
Carols and bells in Bethlehem as Christmas draws near

Bethlehem's Christmas season lasts through the Eastern Orthodox celebration on Jan. 7 to Armenian Christmas on Jan. 18.

By REUTERS
23/12/2019
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