Posts Tagged ‘bethlehem’

Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Galilee not Jerusalem

Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Galilee Nazareth An Antiquities Authority archaeologist argues that the Christian savior hailed from Galilee, not Judea “The whole story of Bethlehem of Judea was just to tie him to the house of King David. It’s just a religious excuse.” And Constantine changed birthday and birth place to line up […]

Christmas in Bethlehem 2022 vs 2023

Christians in Palestine called on the world to not celebrate Christmas this year in solidarity with Gaza. Yet many Christian leaders choose to stand with Israel without caring about the land of the man they are supposedly celebrating. Source

Pope Says ‘Our Hearts Are In Bethlehem’ As He Presides Over The Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis in a Christmas Eve homily said that “the clash of arms even today” prevents Jesus “from finding room in the world.”. Source

Palestinian Shooting Attack at Checkpoint near Bethlehem Injures 3 Israelis

 July 17, 2023 In a shooting incident near the Taqou’ checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, three Israeli settlers were wounded on Sunday morning, with one sustaining serious injuries, according to reports from Israeli media. Israeli Channel 14 stated that a shooting attack occurred near the Zionist “Taqou’” military checkpoint, resulting in three injuries, including […]

Israel injures dozens of Palestinians in Bethlehem

The Israeli occupation forces yesterday stormed the city of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, wounding dozens of Palestinians, Anadolu news agency reported. The Palestinian Ministry of Health said five men were injured and arrived at Beit Jala Governmental Hospital as a result of the occupation's aggression on Bethlehem. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (RCS) said […]

Israeli army kills 15-year-old Palestinian boy in Bethlehem

Adam Ayyad, 15, was shot and killed by Israeli forces during a raid on the Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem. Ayyad is the third Palestinian killed by the Israeli army in 24 hours, and the first Palestinian child killed in 2023. In his final handwritten will, Ayyad left behind […]

Israeli settlers destroy water pipes in Bethlehem 

Israeli settlers yesterday destroyed water pipes in Kisan village, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. A village council member, Ahmed Ghazal, told Safa Press Agency that settlers cut the water pipes network in Wadi Abyan area. As a result, the water supply was cut off to a number of houses in the village. In another incident in […]

‘Zionists not welcome’: Palestinians reject Biden’s Bethlehem visit

Protests greeted US President Joe Biden as his motorcade passed along the main road of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank on Friday. Palestinians chanted “America is a terrorist state,” and held signs saying “Zionists are not welcome,” along with photos of slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Source

Unveiling The Star Of Bethlehem Amid The Celestial Tableau Of Jesus’ Nativity

The ‘Star of Bethlehem’ described in the Gospel of Matthew remains one of astronomy’s greatest mysteries. Matthew 2:1-12 explains how magi or astrologer-priests observed the rising of a certain star which imparted that the ‘King of the Jews’ had been born. The star then makes a supernatural maneuver—veering from its mathematically preordained course and going […]

Drone over Bethlehem shows a near empty Nativity Church on Orthodox Christmas

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My Bethlehem Christmas

Last weekend I participated, virtually, in a Simulcast that joined Palestinian Christians in the beautiful Christmas church in Bethlehem, Palestine; several congregations in Philadelphia, USA; and over 500 online participants from several countries. The interdenominational service went back and forth in Arabic and English between both cities.  Mary Qamar Farah and Gregory Farah in 1944 […]

A not so merry Christmas this year in Bethlehem

It’s Christmas time in Palestine and all eyes are on Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.   The city’s Christmas trees are up and the streets of Bethlehem are covered in festive lights and decorations. To the ordinary person, things in Manger Square might seem normal, like any other Christmas. People are trickling in and out of […]

Has the Star of Bethlehem returned? Christmas Star for first time in 800 years on December 21

The Adoration of the Magi, 1450 by Giovanni di Paolo depicts the Star of Bethlehem – Alamy A phenomenon not seen for nearly 800 years will light up the sky next week. Two of the largest planets – Jupiter and Saturn – in the solar system will come together in “a great conjunction” right in […]

Jesus may not have been born in Bethlehem. Here’s why

THE CONVERSATION via AP — Every Christmas, a relatively small town in the West Bank comes center stage: Bethlehem. Jesus, according to some Christian biblical sources, was born in this town some two millennia ago. Yet the New Testament Gospels do not agree about the details of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. Some do not mention […]

Planets Align To Form ‘Star of Bethlehem’ This Winter Solstice

This year, as dusk gives way to darkness on the night of the  Winter Solstice  (December 21 st 2020), residents of the United States, the United Kingdom, and other nations across the Northern Hemisphere will bear witness to a highly unusual astronomical occurrence. Low in the southern sky on the longest night of the year, the […]

Star of Bethlehem Spectacular Alignment on December 21, 2020

December 6, 2020 written by Michelle WhitedoveDec 2, 2020 and posted on Patreon Dec 4th I want to share this again – Change is in the air. There’s Grand Cosmic Event shifting into place right now! Yes, as I’ve been saying for years we are coming into a time of great change for the Earth […]

Bethlehem health chief calls to cancel Christmas ceremonies amid COVID spike

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Did Augustus’ Royal Coins Lead the Magi from Parthia to Bethlehem?

One of the great mysteries of the New Testament is the Star of Bethlehem and the magi (the three kings or wise men) who “followed” the star to pay their respects to the newborn Jesus. Most historians date the birth of Jesus between 7 BC to 2 AD. Over time, astronomers and theologians theorized the […]

‘Bethlehem: beyond the wall’ exhibit comes to New York

Today, the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is marred with checkpoints and Israeli soldiers; imposing red signs warn travelers in Hebrew and English to turn around and return to Jerusalem, or enter Area A “at your own risk”. Less than 6 miles separate the two cities but for Palestinians travel between them is an arduous […]

Palestinian activists shut down Bethlehem meeting with US officials: ‘you are not welcome anymore!’

Palestinian activists shut down a meeting in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday between a delegation from the U.S. Consulate and Palestinian city officials, marking an escalation in the widening rift between Palestinians and the U.S. after Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December.  After activists interrupted the meeting with banners […]

Video: Palestinian protesters chase US diplomats out of Bethlehem meeting

Tamara Nassar Activism and BDS Beat 31 January 2018 This video shows Palestinian activists disrupting a meeting with a US diplomatic delegation at the chamber of commerce in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday, forcing the Americans to leave. The protesters carried banners and pictures of President Donald Trump and Vice President […]

Palestinian activists force US delegation out of Bethlehem event

A group of Palestinian activists stormed the hall of Palestinian Chamber of Commerce in occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday, forced US delegation to leave. The activists raised posters criticising the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and American policies towards the Palestinians. Head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bethlehem Samir Hazboun […]

Palestinian activists kick out US envoy in Bethlehem

A group of Palestinian activists kicked out on Tuesday American envoy, who visited Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The activists entered the hall, where a meeting was held with Palestinian businessmen as part of the cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce and the US consulate in Jerusalem. Local sources said that the activists carried […]

Is Israel testing new types of tear gas in Bethlehem?

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Kurd Autonomy: Is it Kerry’s Plan B or Putin’s Plan A?

F. William Engdahl (NEO) : On March 17 delegates representing different ethnicities and nationalities–Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Syriacs, Turkomans, Armenians, Circassians and Chechen–along with representatives from the Syrian People’s Defense Units or YPG, and the YPJ womens’ defense units, declared a formal Federation of Northern Syria which would incorporate 250 miles of mostly Kurdish-held territory along […]

Italian students launch the “Studenti Contro Il Technion Campaign” to support BDS

The “Studenti Contro Il Technion” campaign On January 29th 168 Italian scholars from more than 50 universities signed a pledge calling on their institutions to cut ties with the Israel institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa. The number has soared rapidly, topping 332 signatures last week. The petition follows similar endorsements by scholars and academic […]

Jewish terrorist forces targeting schools in Gaza

School shooting a near miss in Gaza On the 2nd of March at 2pm, Israeli occupation forces fired into Beit Dajan School, located in Shijaia, near the annexation wall. The students that were in the class when the occupation forces shot at the school Bilal Abu Asser was giving a lesson to his students when a […]

US approves extra $800m in military aid to ‘Israel’

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -US Administration has approved extra $800m, paid by US tax payers, in military aid to Israeli occupation, Israeli Public Radio reported on Sunday. The new approval brings the total American assistance specified solely to military purposes to $4bn. The Israeli occupation uses its weapons to reinforce its racial regime in the […]

US approves extra $800m in military aid to ‘Israel’

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -US Administration has approved extra $800m, paid by US tax payers, in military aid to Israeli occupation, Israeli Public Radio reported on Sunday. The new approval brings the total American assistance specified solely to military purposes to $4bn. The Israeli occupation uses its weapons to reinforce its racial regime in the […]

US approves extra $800m in military aid to ‘Israel’

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -US Administration has approved extra $800m, paid by US tax payers, in military aid to Israeli occupation, Israeli Public Radio reported on Sunday. The new approval brings the total American assistance specified solely to military purposes to $4bn. The Israeli occupation uses its weapons to reinforce its racial regime in the […]

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