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Israeli forces secure Jerusalem for tens of thousands ahead of Christmas

“We provide security for all those traveling to the Old City and Bethlehem, including for the thousands of Christian Palestinians, to ensure they have access.”

Aerial view of Jerusalem in snow

Jerusalem middling in value for money for Christmas experience

"The Holy Land is safe. We need to convey that to the world," says bishop.

Don Gaetano Tantalo

A different Passover Seder

An amazing story of a priest's religious dedication in WWII Italy.


Despite wave of terrorism, the Christmas spirit lives on in Jerusalem for residents and visitors

Across Jerusalem, despite the recent wave of terrorism which claimed the lives of two men near Jaffa Gate on Wednesday, Christmas is being celebrated in a variety of ways.

Ayelet Shaked

Ministers and MKs wish Christians in the IDF a Merry Christmas

The lawmakers also wished Father Gabriel Nadaf luck and thanked him for his work to bring more Israeli Christians in the IDF.

Christmas in Jerusalem

Santa Claus comes to the HO HO HOly city of Jerusalem

A cheerful Santa Claus walks back and forth on the Old City's walls, calling on Christian residents to come pick out a tree.

President Reuven Rivlin

Grapevine: Presidential perk

Archeology, Holocaust survivors and the Italian embassy.


A journey of faith: Pilgrims celebrate Christmas in the Holy Land

Father Kelly of the Notre Dame Center explains that coming to Israel for Christmas "is a great conformation of the faith narrative.”

Christmas decorations in Jerusalem

Holiday lights and holy sites: Christians head to Jerusalem on Christmas Eve

A combination of kitschy holiday decor and historic holy sites draw Christians to the Old City to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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