They warn that the Islamist group that launched the Oct. 7 terror attacks is a deadly danger to anyone who doesn’t share its fundamentalist Muslim beliefs.
For the Christians of Gaza, Christmas will be very, very quiet, but more meaningful than ever...
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party is poised to return to power, supported by other even more right-wing parties.
Palestinian Catholic Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran TV reporter for Al Jazeera, was killed May 11 by an as yet unknown shooter.
Only relatively small numbers have arrived so far compared to pre-pandemic numbers, but their presence provides cautious optimism for the tourist-dependent local Christian community.
In the restoration of the ancient stone church there is still important work to be done.
The state-of-the-art complex, named in honor of Cardinal John Foley, was dedicated last month and will open in the coming weeks.
Christian leaders announced May 26 that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem would once again welcome the public, with some restrictions.
Local Christians celebrate at home, entering into a deep spirituality focused on hope.
The Palestinian Authority is also prohibiting all but essential travel between Bethlehem and other Palestinian cities to limit the virus’ spread.