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Christmas message from the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem

We, the Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem, bring you greetings of joy, peace, hope and love from the Land of the Nativity: the Joy and the peace of God that were announced by the heavenly host of Ang

Over 1.5 million tourists flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

BETHLEHEM, West Bank - Around one and a half million tourists have visited the West Bank city of Bethlehem so far, with thousands more expected to arrive in the coming days for Christmas celebrations,

Bethlehem sees record number of holiday tourists

A record number of international tourists flooded into the “little town of Bethlehem” this holiday season, according to both Palestinian Authority and Israeli officials.

Palestinians want tourism spread beyond Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — For your next getaway, you might consider this: four nights and five days in sunny "Palestine: land of miracles".

No hope in Bethlehem

A group of Palestinian Christians representing a variety of churches and church-related organizations have issued an animated and prayerful call for an end to occupation of Palestine by Israel.

With tourists, kept away by Israeli security barrier, Bethlehem faces bleak...

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Bethlehem’s traders face a bleak Christmas this year as they compete for a dwindling share of much-needed tourism revenues.

Define your position on Islam and peace, Islamists tell pope

AMMAN, Jordan (eTN) - Controversial remarks by Pope Benedict XVI about Islam and Prophet Mohammad in 2006 could catch up with him during his May visit to the Mideast.

New air service to Allentown/Bethlehem, PA from two Florida Cities

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., announced today plans to begin service in Allentown/Bethlehem, Penssylvania, effective June 25, 2009.

Pennsylvania to welcome Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem

Casino Resort Bethlehem, a new casino and entertainment destination being developed by Las Vegas Sands Corp., announced today it plans to open its doors to the public for the first time on Friday, May

Jesus’ birthplace sees fourfold increase in Christmas tourists

Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, is experiencing a fourfold increase in visitors after seven bleak Christmas seasons, the city’s mayor said.