Abbas Accuses Israel of 'Judaizing' Jerusalem in Papal Meeting

'Religious, not political' visit takes decidedly political turn Sunday, after PA accuses Israel of 'judaization' and Pope calls PA a state.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2014, 2:27 PM

PA To Show Pope Art of Jesus as 'Suffering Palestinian'

PA-commissioned art exhibit will be displayed in Bethlehem for pope's visit, mixing classic Christian art with 'Palestinian suffering.'Ari Yashar, 5/22/2014, 9:24 PM

Pope Set to Ignore Bethlehem's Christian Tragedy?

As the papal visit to Bethlehehem nears, the talk is about Jewish graffiti, not the expulsion of Bethlehem's Christians.Gil Ronen and AFP, 5/18/2014, 8:41 PM

Pope Plans to Drive Unprotected in PA Areas

Pope Francis seemingly feels safe in Bethlehem, plans to drive in open-top car, amid reports he will 'declare himself Che Guevera of PA.'Ari Yashar, 5/16/2014, 1:14 AM

Pro-Israel Arab Christian Condemned By Family

Christy fled Bethlehem to UK and showed support for Israel in video, now her family denounces her amid possible intimidation.Ari Yashar, 4/30/2014, 2:16 PM

Bethlehem Christian Slams PA's Use of Children as Human Shields

Christy fled to the UK after persecution for sympathizing with Israel, tells how terrorists used child soldiers to attack Rachel's Tomb.Ari Yashar, 4/28/2014, 10:04 AM

Palestinian Authority Residents Complain Over Foreign Workers

Bethlehem workers are up in arms over an invasion of foreign workers taking good jobs they feel belong to them.David Lev, 1/19/2014, 5:41 PM

Brits Duped by Anti-Israel Show at St. James's Church

Having hounded most of Bethlehem's Christians into leaving – Palestinian Muslims succeed in blaming Israel abroad.Gil Ronen, 12/30/2013, 8:06 AM

Mahmoud Abbas Mocked For Claiming Jesus was a 'Palestinian'

PA chairman's Christmas message contains worn canard about Jesus. Israel quips: 'We forgive him, he knows not what he does.'Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 12/25/2013, 11:26 AM

Terrorist Shot While Attempting to Stab Soldier

IDF soldiers shoot and kill a knife-wielding terrorist who tried to carry out a terrorist attack near Bethlehem.Elad Benari, 11/8/2013, 12:06 AM

Watch: Dancing and Praying at Rachel's Tomb

Jews of all stripes join hands in celebration of the life of the Biblical Matriarch Rachel, at her tomb in Bethlehem.Yoni Kempinski & Yishai Karov, 10/15/2013, 12:02 PM

'Secret Writings' - Entry to Rabbi's Library Blocked

Library contains Rabbi's manuscript with commentary on 'hidden' Torah, says journalist close to family.Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 1:03 PM

Danon: ‘Many Arrests’ in Bethlehem Counter-Terror Ops

Deputy Defense Minister reveals active battle against Bethlehem terrorism, says arrests have been made.Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 7:52 AM

Armed American Security for UN in Judea

Video shows armed Americans providing security for UN vehicle. A new phenomenon?Gil Ronen, 6/15/2013, 11:27 PM

Christians Beatify Their Palestinian Nightmare

Palestinian Arab Christians have chosen to support the side that wants to destroy Christianity. Hating Jews forges a bond between enemies. Giulio Meotti, 5/22/2013, 11:33 AM

Indictments Handed Down in Tanzim Terror Attacks

Five Tanzim terrorists have been indicted on charges of shooting and hurling firebombs at residents of Migdal Oz, in Gush Etzion. Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2013, 5:42 PM

Passover Hike to Solomon’s Pools in 'Area A' of Gush Etzion

The Kfar Etzion Field School will introduce Passover tourists to Solomon’s Pools, which supplied water to Jerusalem for nearly 2,000 years.Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2013, 1:10 PM

Obama Visit Enters Third and Final Day

Obama will lay wreathes at the tombstones of Herzl and Rabin, visit Bethlehem and meet Netanyahu before taking off for Jordan.Elad Benari, 3/22/2013, 6:14 AM

PM Netanyahu Thanks Obama for Upholding Israel ‘Right to Exist’

PM Binyamin Netanyahu offered firm thanks in welcoming remarks to U.S. President Barack Obama for supporting Israel's "right to exist."Chana Ya'ar, 3/20/2013, 2:09 PM

Bethlehem Arabs 'Shoe' Obama Posters, American Officials

Arabs in Bethlehem had a “warm welcome” for American officials who came to prepare for President Obama's visit to the cityDavid Lev, 3/18/2013, 7:29 PM

Obama May Skip Ramallah During Visit

U.S. President Barack Obama could skip Ramallah during his upcoming visit to the region, PA source claims.Elad Benari, 3/14/2013, 6:45 AM

Bethlehem Set to Host First 'Palestine Marathon'

Bethlehem to host first "Palestine Marathon," set to take place April 21. Rachel Hirshfeld , 3/14/2013, 1:14 AM

PA Official: I Hate 'Women in Green,' But Love the Way They Work

A top PA official said he hates Women in Green for its 'crimes' against PA Arabs - but recommends that Arabs adopt their successful tacticsDavid Lev, 3/7/2013, 1:22 PM

PA Moves Ahead with Plans to Register Sites with UNESCO

PA forms a committee to prepare applications to register sites on UNESCO's world heritage list, including the Dead Sea.Elad Benari, 3/7/2013, 2:13 AM

50 Arabs Attack Rachel's Tomb

About 50 Arabs hurled pipe bombs, fire bombs and rocks at security forces. One soldier lightly hurt.Gil Ronen, 1/16/2013, 8:07 PM

Catholic Patriarch: Christmas Marks 'Birth of Palestine State'

The Patriarch of Jerusalem's Roman Catholic Church declared Christmas is also a celebration of … the birth of the state of Palestine.”Chana Ya'ar, 12/24/2012, 9:41 PM

PA Arabs Celebrate as World Reacts to UN Decision

"World countries have given Bibi Netanyahu a slap in the face," says Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon.Elad Benari, 11/30/2012, 1:45 AM

Preparing Security for the Anniversary of Mother Rachel's Death

A Knesset delegation visited Rachel's Tomb on Wednesday to work out security details for the anniversary of the matriarch's death.Hana Levi Julian, 10/18/2012, 3:28 PM

60 Minutes Outdid CNN

The recent anti-US riots have shown the world what Islam wants to do. The Christians in Arab lands can attest to that. 60 Minutes just didn't find them. Tabitha Korol, 9/21/2012, 3:00 AM

Israel Foils 'Flytilla' Activists' Latest Provocation

A group of 50 pro-Arab activists, who organized the last 'flytilla', refused entry to Bethlehem through the Jordanian border with Israel.Elad Benari, 8/27/2012, 5:15 AM

California’s Capital ‘Adopts’ Ashkelon as Sister City

Sacramento rejected anti-Israel arguments Tuesday night and approved linking with the port city of Ashkelon as an official “sister city.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/15/2012, 8:50 AM

California’s Capital Fights over ‘Twinning’ with Ashkelon

Pro-Arab activists in California’s capital, which “twins” with Bethlehem, are trying to make the city of Ashkelon an unwanted sister city. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/12/2012, 9:01 AM

Arab Protest in Bethlehem Slams Violence Against Women

Dozens of women and rights activists in Bethlehem demanded stricter laws to end violence against women.Chana Ya'ar, 8/2/2012, 12:13 PM

PA to Seek UNESCO Recognition for More Sites

Following its success with the Church of the Nativity, PA will seek to have additional religious sites recognized by UNESCO.Elad Benari, 7/4/2012, 6:46 AM

Roman Catholic Church Welcomes UNESCO Decision on Bethlehem

Roman Catholic Church says the granting of world heritage status to the Church of the Nativity is a "diplomatic victory" for PA.Elad Benari, 7/3/2012, 5:16 AM

UNESCO Approves PA ‘Emergency’ Bid for Church of Nativity

UNESCO approves the PA's bid to place the Church of the Nativity on its list of sites of World Heritage in Danger.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/29/2012, 9:22 PM

Abbas Lauds Putin in Bethlehem with ‘Dead Man’s Honor’

Putin had to swallow hard when Abbas named a road in Bethlehem in honor of his guest. In Europe, the honor is reserved for the dead.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/27/2012, 8:14 AM

PA to UNESCO: Bethlehem's Church of Nativity in 'Palestine'

The Palestinian Authority is making a bid to list the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as located in the “country of Palestine.”Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2012, 11:14 AM

UNESCO to Consider 'Palestinian' Site for World Heritage List

UNESCO, which has accepted 'Palestine' as a member, to consider Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity for inclusion on its world heritage list.Elad Benari, 6/5/2012, 5:43 AM

PA Bars Journalists from British Supermodel Visit

Palestinian Authority forces threatened to break press cameras and barred coverage of British supermodel Naomi Campbell’s Bethlehem visit.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/23/2012, 3:00 PM

Discovery Proves Bethlehem Part of Kingdom of Judah

Archaeologists have discovered the first evidence outside of the Bible that Bethlehem was part of the First Temple era Kingdom of Judah.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/23/2012, 10:29 AM

Church of Nativity Deportees Complain about Fate

Ten years after the end of the 39 day IDF siege, exiled terrorists say they have been forgotten.Gil Ronen, 5/10/2012, 10:44 PM

Bethlehem Governor Bans Israeli Imports

The governor of Bethlehem signed an order, on Sunday, banning the entry of Israeli agricultural products into the city.Rachel Hirshfeld & Gabe Kahn, 4/16/2012, 9:44 PM

Video: Land Day Riot in Bethlehem

Soldiers in a watchtower in Bethlehem caught Arab rioters hurling stones and firebombs at their position on video.Gabe Kahn, 3/30/2012, 3:46 PM

Bethlehem to Host Church Conference Which Demonizes Israel

Theologians who are breathing new life into a kind of demonology which criminalizes all Israelis will meet in Bethlehem in March.Giulio Meotti, 1/10/2012, 2:08 AM

‘Little Town of Bethlehem’ Big on Anti-Zionism

An evangelical film leans on a talk with Nasrallah and shows the “Holy Family” on the security wall. ‘Tis the Season to be Anti-Zionist Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/6/2011, 12:09 PM

Military Vehicle Hits Roadside Bomb Near Bethlehem

Terror wave continues: a military vehicle on patrol hits roadside bomb; no injuries.Elad Benari, 10/26/2011, 11:52 PM

Record Holiday Tourism to Bethlehem

PA and Israeli officials both say this holiday season saw a record number of tourists in Bethlehem. Chana Ya'ar, 12/26/2010, 4:02 PM

Gov't Announces Holiday Goodwill Towards the PA

New goodwill gestures by the government to the Palestinian Authority herald the start of the Christian holiday season in Judea and Samaria.Chana Ya'ar, 12/19/2010, 4:45 PM

Bethlehem Mayor's Christmas Wish: Sanctions on Israel

In honor of Christmas, the mayor of Bethlehem lights a tree and calls to boycott Israel. Maayana Miskin, 12/17/2010, 1:14 PM

For First Time in a Decade, Israeli Guides in Bethlehem

Fifty Israeli tour guides were allowed to guide tourists in Bethlehem and Jericho for the first time since 2000.Gil Ronen, 11/8/2010, 9:29 PM

PA Seeks European Money to Restore Nativity Church

The PA plans a major EU-funded restoration project at the Nativity Church, which was damaged by PA terrorists in 2002.Maayana Miskin, 10/26/2010, 7:04 PM

Nativity Church Terrorists Want to Return

Fatah terrorists expelled to Europe in 2002 after taking over a church, holding priests hostage and shooting at IDF soldiers, want to return.Hillel Fendel, 8/23/2010, 11:46 AM

PA Forced to Backtrack on Closing Christian TV

The Palestinian Authority government has rescinded its decision to shut down its only Christian television station in Judea and Samaria.Hana Levi Julian, 3/25/2010, 10:17 AM

Abbas Warns of ‘Holy War’ over Rachel’s Tomb

PA warns of “holy war” over the 3,500-year-old Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem. Muslims claim it's a mosque, although Islam is barely 1,300 years old.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/24/2010, 11:10 AM

PA Arab Politicians Wreck Greek Orthodox Holiday

PA Arab leaders protested as the Greek Orthodox Patriarch made his traditional pilgrimage from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to celebrate the holiday.Hana Levi Julian, 1/6/2010, 3:51 PM