Mosque torched near Bethlehem in suspected hate crime

 A West Bank mosque was set alight in a village near Bethlehem Tuesday with anti-Arab slogans in Hebrew sprayed on a nearby wall, Palestinian witnesses said.

Mosque torched in West Bank

 A mosque was set ablaze early Wednesday in the West Bank village of Jabaa near Bethlehem, in another suspected hate crime by Jewish extremists, officials said.

Christmas pilgrims gather in Bethlehem after hard year

Millions of Christians around the world began Christmas celebrations Wednesday, with worshippers in the Middle East marking the occasion after a violence-plagued year that brought suffering to many.

Christmas pilgrims gather in Bethlehem after hard year

Pilgrims from across the world descended on Jesus's birthplace in Bethlehem on Wednesday to begin the global celebration of Christmas after a violence-plagued year brought suffering to many Middle Eastern Christians.

The Christmas Story: Away in a Manger

While there are many reasons why I love Christmas, the first and foremost reason is, it reminds me of the unconditional grace and love of Christ upon you and me.

The Christmas Story: Away in a Manger
The Christmas Story: Away in a Manger

While there are many reasons why I love Christmas, the first and foremost reason is it reminds me of the unconditional grace and love of Christ upon you and me.

Palestinian woman shot after stabbing Israeli: Army

The Israeli army shot and wounded a Palestinian woman on Monday after she stabbed an Israeli civilian near a Jewish settlement bloc in the southern West Bank, the military said.

Israel to expropriate West Bank land around Bethlehem: Army

Israel announced on Sunday it will expropriate 988 acres of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Pope Francis in Bethlehem urges an end to Middle East conflict

Pope Francis made a plea for peace on Sunday at the start of a pilgrimage to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, saying the prolonged Israel-Palestinian conflict had become unacceptable.

Pope lands in Bethlehem, nod to Palestinian state

Pope Francis landed today in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state as he began a busy second day of his Mideast pilgrimage.

Once in David’s royal city

The angel told Mary that she has found favour in the eyes of God and she will bear the son of God.

Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem

A day after Christmas, mime your way through Arabic carols and join the solemn parade to Manger Square

Palestinians expel Israeli journos from Bethlehem on Xmas eve

The Palestinian Authority has expelled Israeli journalists who came to the historic Biblical town of Bethlehem to cover Christmas celebrations, a step lauded by their Palestinian counterparts who protested to stop them from entering Palestinian-controlled territories.

Jerusalem patriarch urges `just` Israel-Palestinian solution

The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem called for a "just and equitable solution" to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict and for reconciliation in the Middle East.

Trip to Holy Land made Easter celebration special: Obama

US President Obama said that his Easter holiday was especially meaningful this year after his Middle East visit last month, which included trips to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Worshippers rejoice in Jesus` Bethlehem birthplace

Pilgrims and locals on Tuesday celebrated Christmas Day in the ancient Bethlehem church built over the site where tradition holds Jesus was born.

UNESCO to add Bethlehem to World`s Heritage List

The Unesco decided to include the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity in world`s heritage list.

Clergymen clash at Bethlehem birthplace of Jesus

Tensions between rival clergy at the church have been a fact of life there for centuries.

Indians march for world peace in Jesus` birthplace

Around 500 Indians who took part in the procession were Christian tourists from various parts of the country.