Bethlehem

West Bank town near Jerusalem, traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ
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Abbas loyalists lose Bethlehem University election

The election results are regarded as a serious blow to Abbas and the PA and Fatah leadership.

Yehuda Glick in Tel Aviv, on December 16, 2019.

Christian group in Bethlehem slammed for ‘hosting’ Yehuda Glick

Glick posted on his Facebook page a photo of him visiting the Beit Al-Liqa organization in the Christian town together with German tourists.

Court to tackle issue of allocating state land in Efrat to Palestinians

“This is the first time the issue of land allocation [in the West Bank] is being brought to trial,” the left-wing NGO Peace Now stated.

Celebrating Christmas with anti-Israel invective

Can Christian leaders celebrate the incarnation of Jesus Christ without dumping on the Jewish state, or is anti-Zionism a central element of their Christmas celebrations?

By DEXTER VAN ZILE
08/01/2022

Bethlehem celebrates muted Christmas with few pilgrims to bring cheer

COVID-19 restrictions have prevented foreign visitors from going to Bethlehem for Christmas.

By REUTERS
25/12/2021

Chimes from Crusader times: Recreating Nativity Church's Medieval music

Mid-13th century Crusaders buried the 13 bronze bells near the church on the eve of a Muslim offensive, slathering them in animal fat to protect them from rust

By REUTERS
21/12/2021

Bethlehem, Nazareth struggle on Christmas without tourists

PALESTINIAN CHRISTIAN AFFAIRS: Many Christians in Bethlehem and Nazareth are aware that local tourism alone will not change the harsh reality of life under coronavirus.

Two IDF soldiers wounded, 5 Palestinians killed in anti-Hamas operation

Intense clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces overnight as the IDF entered to make arrests throughout the West Bank.

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