Rebirth: Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity undergoing major renovation

From AP:  As visitors descend upon Bethlehem this holiday season, they will notice a different look for the Church of the Nativity. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located at the traditional site of Jesus’ birth is undergoing a much-needed facelift after 600 years. Experts say that water is leaking from the rooftop and threatens to [Read More...]

Looking for a room in Bethlehem? Good luck

Turns out, the tourism business is booming, according to CNS: With five new hotels in the works, a handful of new souvenir shops opening recently and nearly 40 restaurants able to serve crowds from 100 to 1,000, the Bethlehem economy is showing signs of recovery following the desperate intifada years. For the first time in [Read More...]


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