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Bethlehem Museum A Journey in Time

Bethlehem Museum A Journey in Time By: Suheir Jaouni Source: This week in Palestine There is one place on earth where time completely stops, where we are filled with a poignant nostalgia every time we cross its threshold: a museum, and more precisely, Bethlehem...

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Banksy’s “The Walled Off Hotel”

TRAVEL Banksy’s "The Walled Off Hotel" A monkey bellboy installation at the entrance of "The Walled Off Hotel" in Bethlehem Secretive British street artist Banksy has opened a hotel next to Israel's separation wall in Bethlehem, his latest artwork in the Palestinian...

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How to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem

Arab Bus Station in Damascus Gate Photograph by Michael Jackaman If you are visiting Bethlehem from Jerusalem and you have to make your own way to Bethlehem, you need to take bus number 234 from the Arab bus station in Damascus Gate (Called Bab el-‘Amoud in Arabic) in...

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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...

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A Long Unseen Presence Appears

In Bethlehem's Ancient Church, a Long Unseen Presence Appears Urgent repairs to the decaying Church of the Nativity yield an unexpected revelation. Hidden for centuries beneath layers of plaster, an angel made of mosaic tiles is being restored to its original glory....

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Land of Olives and Vines

Land of Olives and Vines Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir, inscribed on World Heritage List and on List of World Heritage in Danger Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines - Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir, is located a few kilometres...

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Bethlehem: A World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem The inscribed property is situated 10 km south of Jerusalem on the site identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus since the 2nd century. A church...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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