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  • Arabs firebomb Rachel's Tomb

    04/05/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 04/05/2017 12:54 | Mordechai Sones
    Two Arab inhabitants of Bethlehem were arrested last week on suspicion of throwing stones and firebombs at Rachelís Tomb. One of them was indicted and is being held under arrest until the end of proceedings. Police have recently been conducting a covert investigation of Arabs who on several recent occasions arrived at the fence near the Rachelís Tomb compound and are suspected of throwing stones and firebombs at security forces operating there. As the investigation progressed and an evidentiary infrastructure was established, two Arabs aged 18 and 21 were arrested on suspicion of planning, preparing, and throwing firebombs and stones...
  • The birth of Jesus Christ as found in Luke 2:1-20

    12/25/2016 9:21:38 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/25/16 | Luke
    From Coach Collins, on December 25th In this time of worry about the future of our nation let us pause to remember the gift God gave us on the first Christmas morning. Here is the story of Christís birth as told to us by St. Luke @2: 1-20) 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quiriníi-us was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the...
  • Why Was Jesus Born When and Where He Was?

    12/23/2016 7:45:30 AM PST · by Salvation · 49 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-22-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Was Jesus Born When and Where He Was? Msgr. Charles Pope ‚ÄĘ December 22, 2016 ‚ÄĘ In preparation for the coming of Christmas, we have been discussing some of St. Thomas Aquinas¬í writings. In today¬ís last installment we¬íll be looking at his commentary on the time and place of Jesus¬í birth.We live in a culture today that tends toward a kind of temporal pride. We think that we have come of age, that we are smarter and wiser than our forebears. Scientific, technical, and medical knowledge are more highly developed to be sure, but there is more to...
  • Lynch Mobs Run Wild On Bethlehem's Streets

    03/14/2002 6:17:37 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 129+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-15-2002 | Phil Reeves
    Lynch mobs run wild on Bethlehem's streetsAs US envoy Anthony Zinni starts his peace mission, West Bank Palestinians resort to execution of collaborators By Phil Reeves in Bethlehem 15 March 2002 US demands Israeli military withdrawal Wars breed hate, inhumanity and lawlessness. And this degrading trinity was on full display in Israeli-occupied Bethlehem yesterday outside the ancient church marking the place of Christ's birth. Manger Square has become a wild, blood-drenched place, the scene yesterday of a lynching. Two years ago, the Pope shuffled across its flagstones, blessing Catholic pilgrims who had come by the thousand from across the globe...
  • Italians Restore 900-Year-Old Mosaics at Bethlehem Church

    07/10/2016 5:35:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/8/16 | Judith Sudilovsky
    Restorers, after clearing away centuries of dirt, discovered the Church of the Nativity had a seventh mosaicAn Italian team has completed restoration of Crusader-era mosaics in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The mosaics will only be unveiled publicly after work on lighting, electricity and a fire alarm system. The work involved removing the layers of centuries-worth of soot and dirt Ė a result of the smoke of candles lit by pilgrims coming to venerate the site traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Ė from about 1.55 million tiny mosaic pieces that were reviewed and restored. ďI...
  • Church of the Nativityís Face-Lift Reveals Ancient Treasures

    06/17/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Pilgrims who visit next Easter will be able to see the extraordinary work that has been done to the roof, walls and 900-year-old mosaics.BETHLEHEM ó Christians planning on making a Holy Land pilgrimage ó for many, a once-in-a-lifetime journey ó may want to wait until Easter 2017, when the scaffolding used to restore the ancient Church of the Nativity is expected to come down. While the $15-million repair, conservation and restoration of the church, which is revered as the site of Jesusí birth, will not be absolutely completed for another couple of years, due to a funding gap, pilgrims who...
  • 4,000-Year-Old Necropolis with more than 100 Tombs Discovered Near Bethlehem

    03/07/2016 4:26:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | March 8, 2016 | M.R. Reese
    By studying and excavating ancient burial grounds, we can learn about how final respects were paid when people died during ancient times. The artifacts located alongside these remains also provide insight into what items people valued and what they believed about the afterlife. A 2013 discovery of an ancient burial ground near Bethlehem is providing new information about one civilization that lived approximately 4000 years ago. In 2013, efforts began to build an industrial park near Bethlehem, leading to a discovery that may prove to offer fresh insights about the ancient world. The area where the industrial park was to...
  • Bronze-Age Cemetery Discovered Near Bethlehem

    03/06/2016 6:20:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Friday, March 04, 2016 | editors / LiveScience
    A 4,000-year-old cemetery made up of more than 100 tombs has been found near Bethlehem in the West Bank. Now known as Khalet al-Jam'a, the cemetery probably served an undiscovered settlement for more than 1,500 years. Many of its tombs have been destroyed by modern construction or looting, but at least 30 tombs have survived. Many of them are shaft tombs with one or more rock-cut chambers. According to Lorenzo Nigro of Sapienza University of Rome, the settlement was situated near trade routes, and artifacts from the tombs indicate that it had been a wealthy place. "Typical pieces of the...
  • Mysterious artifact discovered at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity

    02/25/2016 3:19:37 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2016
    According to the Times of Israel, the artifact is made of brass, silver, shells and stones. It was covered in plaster and found near a window in the church that reportedly was built by Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena in the fourth century. Although officials confirmed that the artifact has been cleaned up, it is not on display, and there are no images of it as yet.Ziad al-Bandak, a Palestinian presidential adviser for Christian Affairs, said the artifact is, ‚Äúof great religious and historical value.‚ÄĚ The church itself is built over the cave where the birth of Jesus...
  • Palestinian Children Wear Mock Suicide Belts in Bethlehem Parade

    01/16/2016 4:35:06 PM PST · by Lera · 12 replies
    Israel Today ^ | January 14, 2016 | Israel Today staff
    In what can only be described as a celebration of violence and death, young Palestinian children participated in a Bethlehem parade last week by dressing up as armed terrorists, complete with mock suicide belts. The parade marked the 51st anniversary of the first terrorist attack by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, and was attended by several high ranking Palestinian Authority officials. Ofer Gendelman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s official spokesman to the Arab media, called the event a glorification of terrorism aimed at encouraging a new generation of Palestinian youth to join the violence.
  • The Star of Bethlehem Scientifically Proven

    12/25/2015 2:41:05 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 158 replies
    YouTube ^ | 17 May 2015 | God
    Proof of when the Star of Bethlehem happened and how...
  • A ‚ÄėChristmas Card in the Christmas Eve Morning Sky‚Äô

    12/24/2015 9:26:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    A blessed Christmas to one and all The best ‚ÄėChristmas Card‚Äô in the sky ever seen could be viewed through my windows at quarter to three this morning. Something awoke me early, and I when I made my way out to the great room, it was flooded with a strange and lovely kind of light. A look outside the windows showed a huge silver moon, and stars ever so bright, one of them the brightest of all, recalling that one special night in Bethlehem to mind. Even though the winds were high, Lake Huron to the west in my view...
  • Bethlehem Christmas Fetivities Go Ahead Despite Tensions

    12/18/2015 12:27:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | AFP
    Near the church in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, built over the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, tour guides pace back and forth, waiting in vain for tourist buses that fail to show.
  • "A Ruler from Bethlehem" (Advent sermon on Micah 5:2-5a)

    12/16/2015 7:03:05 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 16, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    "A Ruler from Bethlehem" (Micah 5:2-5a) So which is it? "Too little" or "by no means least"? We're talking about Bethlehem here. On the one hand, the prophet Micah says that Bethlehem is "too little to be among the clans of Judah." But then on the other hand, in Matthew 2, we hear the chief priests and the elders saying that Bethlehem is "by no means least among the rulers of Judah." So what gives here? This sounds like two opposite views about Bethlehem: on the one hand, "little," and on the other hand, "by no means little." Well, there...
  • United Church of Christ Anti-Israel Extremism (Obama's denomination)

    07/01/2015 8:10:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Peggy Shapiro
    On June 30, 2015, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ voted to single out Israel for an economic and propaganda war. Ignoring the violent state of affairs in an unstable region, the plague of terrorist groups, and the victimization of millions of Christians and other minority groups, the UCC elected to boycott Israel, the only functioning democracy in the Middle East. Giving a pass to Hamas rockets aimed at Israeli children and the prohibition of any Jews to enter Palestinian-controlled territory, the UCC jumped on the bandwagon of slander to demonize Israel. Deletion and Replacement of Jews...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Ignores ISIS Threat to Rid Jerusalem of Christians

    06/30/2015 12:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 6/30/2015, 5:49 PM | Dalit Halevy
    Palpably illustrating its indifference to the Arab Christian populationís fate, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unity government on Tuesday largely brushed off the detailed threat by an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Jerusalem to ďpurifyĒ the city of Christians. The ISIS announcement was posted in the eastern part of the capital city last Thursday, and in it the ISIS affiliate threatened to murder all Christians in the Muslim Arab neighborhoods during the month of Ramadan, starting with Shuafat and on to the Muslim sections of the Old City. It also threatened an attack against the Church of the Nativity located...
  • See The Star Of Bethlehem: Christís Second Coming Is Around The Corner

    06/29/2015 8:11:45 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 60 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    When it comes to tomorrow, Christians need to think while watching the Star of Bethlehem which will appear after an absence of roughly 2000 years. Tomorrow (June 30th, 2015) the Star of Bethlehem will be making a return. Will this mean that the signs of the end is beginning to unfold? And what did this sign mean? Is it a time of joy or suffering or both? How could King Herod's own advisors have been unaware of a star so bright that it could have led the wise men to Jerusalem? According to Professor David Weintraub, this may be because...
  • Vatican Signs Historic First Accord with ĎPalestineí

    06/26/2015 12:51:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2015, 2:39 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    The Vatican on Friday signed an historic first accord with ďPalestine,Ē two years after officially recognizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state. The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Judea and Samaria, was the first since the Vatican made the controversial step of recognition in February 2013. It also recognizes the PA as having authority in eastern Jerusalem, the undivided capital of the Jewish state. [Ö] Signing international treaties unilaterally is a breach of the 1993 Oslo Accords which created the PA. [Ö]The agreement appears to ignore the fact that Christians have been...
  • Was Jesus born in a different Bethlehem?

    12/23/2014 7:51:22 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 60 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 24, 2014 | Jessica Steinberg
    The New Testament says Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, but one rogue Israeli archaeologist says it is far more likely the Christian savior was born in Bethlehem of the Galilee, more than 60 miles from Jerusalem. Aviram Oshri spent nearly eleven years excavating artifacts in Bethlehem of the Galilee ó an ancient biblical village near Nazareth that was later settled by German Templers ó which he believes show that the traditional account of Jesusís birthplace may be wrong. But when he produced his findings for his employer, the Israel Antiquities Authority, he found his proposal dismissed and called...
  • The Fence the Wall and more.

    08/06/2003 8:12:53 PM PDT · by Salem · 4 replies · 115+ views
    The Jerry Golden REPORT ^ | 04 August 2003 | Jerry Golden
    Jerry Golden "REPORT" PO Box 10268 Jerusalem 91102 Israel www.TheGoldenReport.com Published 8/4/2003 The Fence the Wall and more. Yesterday I was in the back area of South Jerusalem near Bethlehem, not a real safe place to be these days. But then how else can I get you these nice pictures. There has been a lot of talk about the fence so I thought I'd show it to you from an angle you may not have seen on TV News. In this first picture you can see the new security fence that separates the southern part of Jerusalem from Bet Sahur...