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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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Mennonite Church USA Votes to Divest from Israel

The Mennonite Church USA’s decision to divest its holdings in companies profiting from Israel’s presence in the West Bank is antisemitic at its core, an evangelical litigation expert said.

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Arab Media Report: Abbas Admitted Trump was ‘Enraged’ Over anti-Israel Incitement

Following insistent Palestinian denials that US President Donald Trump shouted at Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about Palestinian incitement against Israel during their meeting last week, Abbas has conceded — in Arabic — that the story is true, according to a report by the London-based Qatari news site al-Araby al-Jadid.

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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.

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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).

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In Bethlehem, Craftsmen Take on Chinese Knockoffs

Christmas is approaching and pilgrims and tourists have begun to arrive, crowding the souvenir shops that line the narrow streets and alleys of Bethlehem, the biblical town revered as Jesus’ birthplace.

Israeli border policemen arrest a Palestinian protestor, who did not follow their instruction to leave, during a demonstration against administrative detention and in support of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed on August 24, 2016 at Damascus Gate, a main entrance to Jerusalem's Old City. A rights group said on August 24, …

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.

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WATCH: Dozens of Illegal Weapons Seized in West Bank Crackdown

In the largest operation of the year, Israeli security forces seized dozens of weapons, confiscated equipment and made arrests in Hebron and Bethlehem early Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing effort to crack down on illegal guns in the West Bank, an IDF official said.

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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

Israeli firemen and emergency services check the remains of a burnt-out bus after extinguishing the flames following an explosion in Jerusalem on April 18, 2016.

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.

Photo dated 13 July 2006 showing power cables in Germany. A sudden weekend surge in demand for electricity in Germany 04 November 2006, due to freezing weather plunged much of Europe into blackness as France and other power exporting countries found their grids overtapped.

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