Church of the Nativity

Church of the Nativity

Church of the Nativity     Also called the Basilica of the Nativity, it’s the oldest continuously operating church, commissioned in 327 CE by Emperor Constantine. A major restoration project recently took place to restore the church to its former glory. You...

In Bethlehem’s Ancient Church, a Long Unseen Presence Appears

Urgent repairs to the decaying Church of the Nativity yield an unexpected revelation.   By Anne-Marie O’Connor BETHLEHEM, WEST BANKSilvia Starinieri, a young restoration technician, was slowly passing a thermographic camera over the smooth plaster walls of...
Brief Details about Bethlehem and the Birthplace of Jesus

Brief Details about Bethlehem and the Birthplace of Jesus

Geographic location: Bethlehem is located 7 km south of Jerusalem on a steep-sided ridge on the western mountains of the Dead Sea depression; its altitude is circa700 meters above sea level. It is surrounded on all sides, except westward, by deep valleys. The city of...
Murad Castle

Murad Castle

Murad Castle At the beginning of the Ottoman period, an increase of injustice and poverty and misfire security in the country led to spread thugs and bandits who stopped pedestrians and looting their belongings and money. In additional of the increased taxes, it...
The Separation Wall

The Separation Wall

In April 2002, Israel started to build the separation wall in the West Bank in order to make it easier to control the Palestinian Territories, the people, the economy and much more. In 2004, the High Court of Justice in Lahai said that this wall is illegal and Israel...