Tagged: Bethlehem

Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown Op-Eds & Analysis
Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss

Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown

Dispatches from occupied Bethlehem, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Palestine. "Videos of smiling patients waving their hands as they left the hotel were circulated around social media...restoring a sense of hope in the city."

on March 23, 2020
Outrage after Jeopardy! host rules Bethlehem not in Palestine News & Analysis
Aljazeera

Outrage after Jeopardy! host rules Bethlehem not in Palestine

"Katie is right, Alex" people responded to Jeopardy gameshow host Alex Trebek after returning champion and scoreboard leader Katie Needle of Brooklyn, N.Y responded, "What is Palestine" to the clue: Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity.

on January 13, 2020
Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas News & Analysis
Rami Ayyub and Nidal al-Mughrabi, Reuters

Israel bars Gaza’s Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas

Living under harsh military rule = no religious freedom. Israel just decided to ban Palestinian Christians in Gaza from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas.

on December 13, 2019
From Bethlehem basement, Palestinian distiller toasts global acclaim News Roundup
Joe Dyke, AFP

From Bethlehem basement, Palestinian distiller toasts global acclaim

In his Bethlehem cellar, distiller Nader Muaddi made fewer than 500 bottles of his liquor last year but has won international accolades and now aims to help revive interest at home in the traditional drink.

on August 22, 2019
Photo Essay: Christmas in Palestine 2018 Photo Essays
IMEU

Photo Essay: Christmas in Palestine 2018

In photos: Palestinians from Bethlehem to Nazareth participate in Christmas celebrations despite Israel's continuous efforts to erase Palestinian traditions and Palestinian Christian lives.

on December 20, 2018
INSIGHT: Bethlehem Prepares For Christmas News & Analysis
Reuters

INSIGHT: Bethlehem Prepares For Christmas

The town of Bethlehem, revered as the birthplace of Jesus, kicked off preparations for the festive season by erecting and lighting a giant Christmas tree outside the Church of Nativity.

on December 12, 2018
Teen Palestinian Rappers Leave Refugee Camp To Bring Message Of Freedom To U.S. News Roundup
Michael Hamad, Hartford Courant

Teen Palestinian Rappers Leave Refugee Camp To Bring Message Of Freedom To U.S.

Wherever you go, teenagers want to sing and dance. Palestinian teens living in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank of Israel, want others things, too: security, freedom, hope for the future. "We want our rights, as human beings, as children, as teenagers," says Sireen Khamis, 16.

on March 24, 2017
Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem Wins Wildly Popular ‘Arab Idol’ Song Contest News Roundup
William Booth, The Washington Post

Palestinian Christian from Bethlehem Wins Wildly Popular ‘Arab Idol’ Song Contest

Thousands gathered in the holy city’s Manger Square late Saturday night to watch one of their own win the “Arab Idol” song contest, the wildly popular ratings monster that brings the...

on February 26, 2017
‘Return Train’ Tours Bethlehem for Nakba anniversary News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

‘Return Train’ Tours Bethlehem for Nakba anniversary

A "Return Train" traveled through part of the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem on Sunday morning, as a symbolic demonstration of the right of Palestinian refugees to return to the homes and villages they were forcibly displaced from 68 years ago during the creation of Israel.

on May 15, 2016
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