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KLEIN: Abbas, Not Trump, Is the Grinch Who Stole Bethlehem Christmas

The fake news media narrative circulating the past few days goes something like this: President Donald’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital set off an “eruption of violence,” thus dampening the mood in Bethlehem and keeping tourists this Christmas season from one of the holiest cities for Christianity.

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Trump Condemns ‘Evil Losers’ Behind Manchester Concert Massacre

JERUSALEM — Speaking at a joint press conference today with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the “evil losers” who carried out last night’s bombing of a pop concert in Manchester in which at least 22 people were murdered.

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PHOTOS: President Trump Welcome Ceremony At Tel Aviv Airport

President Donald Trump was welcomed to Israel on Monday with at a red carpet ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv featuring a large delegation that included Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah as well as Netanyahu’s cabinet and Knesset Members.

The Christmas Story: Joy to the World

On Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of a man whom they believe is also God, Jesus of Nazareth, whom they believe to be the Bible’s promised Messiah (or “Christ” in Greek).

Israel Arrests More Than 30 For Suspected Arson, Incitement

Israeli security forces have arrested more than 30 people suspected of either arson or encouraging others to commit arson in recent days, as dozens of wildfires have swept through the country, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing tens of thousands to flee, officials said Saturday evening.

For Bethlehem Tattoo Artist, Religion is More Than Skin Deep

Pilgrims to Bethlehem often return home with candles or rosaries, but for those who see religion as more than skin-deep, tattoo artist Walid Ayash is there to help. The 39-year-old Palestinian specialises in Christian themes. His repertoire includes around 100

Hamas: Terrorist Behind Jerusalem Bus Bombing Was One of Ours

TEL AVIV – While not officially claiming responsibility for Monday’s bus bombing in Jerusalem, Hamas announced in a statement that a Bethlehem native suspected of detonating the explosive device came from the Islamist group. This while Israeli security officials have yet to release information conforming that the explosion was a terrorist attack.

Israel Says Deal Reached To Halt Rolling Blackouts In West Bank

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Israeli and Palestinian officials reached an agreement on Wednesday to stop several days of rolling blackouts in the occupied West Bank over what Israel says is some $450 million in debt. Under the agreement, the Palestinian Authority would

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Bethlehem Christmas Festivities Go Ahead Despite Tensions

Near the church in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, built over the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, tour guides pace back and forth, waiting in vain for tourist buses that fail to show. Hisham Khamis, a guide for 10 years,

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Christians in Bethlehem Endure Through Deadly Persecution

BETHLEHEM—“We are the forgotten people, but we are not forgotten by God.” That’s how Pastor Naim Khoury of First Baptist Church of Bethlehem—the largest evangelical church in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank area of Israel—explained his church’s continuing existence. After all, it’s been bombed 14 times.