• Settlements choke lifeline to Bethlehem

    ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Israel plans to build 1,000 new homes in East Jerusalem, even as some of its western allies have urged a halt to the expansion of settlements. The FT's John Reed travels to Bethlehem to see how the city has been affected by settlement expansion. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; http://goo.gl/vUQx5k Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes

    published: 30 Oct 2014
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    settlement in Bethlehem

    published: 24 Feb 2013
  • Tel Aviv plans to build 800 more settler units near Bethlehem

    Mona Kandil Press TV, Ramallah Tel Aviv is planning to build 800 more settler units in the Efrat settlement in Bethlehem. This is while widespread international outcry against Israel’s land grab policies had forced the Israeli premier to abandon the plan last year. Press TV’s Mona Kandil reports from the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter @ http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak @ http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+ @ http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram @ http://instagram.com/presstvchannel

    published: 16 Jul 2015
  • Settlements in Bethlehem

    voiceoftheyouthpodcast.wordpress.com Voice of the Youth spoke to Usama Nicola about the situation with Israeli settlers in Bethlehem. facebook.com/voiceoftheyouthpodcast Twitter: @votypalestine

    published: 13 Feb 2013
  • Waste water flowing to Wadi Fukin from Beitar Ellite Settlement West Bethlehem

    July 5th, 2013 This show how the sewage from the settlement of Beitar Ellite on the hillside above Wadi Fukin, spill over and down into the agricultural fields of the village, polluting the soil, and rendering them useless for growing crops. FoEME has reported this to the relevant Israeli authorities and will follow up to make sure this does not continue. Wadi Fukin is located in the West Bank to the west of Bethlehem, and has a population of approximately 1,200, mostly farmers, who sell their produce to the Bethlehem area. The Fukin Valley is one most impressive natural landscapes. The village of Wadi Fukin is an outstanding, well preserved model of a traditional agricultural way of life, developed thousands of years ago. The community has harnessed the water flowing from the valley'...

    published: 05 Jul 2013
  • Westbank: Jericho und Bethlehem

    Ausflug nach Jericho und Bethlehem in der Westbank im Mai 2012. Besuch des antiken Jerichos, des Baums des Zachäus und Zielen in Bethlehem. Fahrt durch die judäische Wüste. Trip to Jericho and Bethlehem in the West Bank in May 2012. Visit of ancient Jericho, the tree of Zacchaeus and destinations in Bethlehem. Ride through the Judean Desert. Fotos, Film und Schnitt: Bastian Glumm Musik: Yossi Azulay

    published: 02 Apr 2013
  • Palestinians in Bethlehem face eviction - 24 Dec 08

    Palestinian Christians living in Bethlehem could be spending their last Christmas in their hometown. They live next to Jewish settlements and that means they also face the constant threat of eviction by the Israeli authorities. Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh reports.

    published: 24 Dec 2008
  • Roadblock in Bethlehem, security and settlements

    Bethlehem 1. Bethlehem checkpoint and guard tower 2. Palestinian queued up waiting to have papers checked 3. Close up of work permit 4. Man holding work permit in queue 5. Queue next to sign reading "Prepare documents for inspection" 6. Soldiers checking ID's and papers 7. Checkpoint 8. Bethlehem security fence 9. Israeli army jeep parked near fence 10. Large red warning sign attached to fence reading "Mortal danger" 11. Pull out through fence from Arab homes and mosque 12. Wide shot of fence Givat Dagan outpost West Bank 13. Wide shot of caravans situated on the hilltop 14. Settler cleaning her car outside caravan 15. Palestinian on a donkey passing the settlement 16. Pull out from Al-Khader village to settlement 17. Wide shot of settlement STORYLINE: Hundreds of...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Bethlehem - The Shepherds' Field - the remains of a farming settlement from 1st century A. D

    Zahi Shaked A tour guide in Israel and his camera zahigo25@walla.com 9726905522 tel סיור עם מורה הדרך ומדריך הטיולים צחי שקד 0546905522 My name is Zahi Shaked In 2000 I became a registered liscenced tourist guide. My dedication in life is to pass on the ancient history of the Holy Land. Following upon many years of travel around the world, which was highlighted by a very exciting emotional and soul-searching meeting with the Dalai Lama, I realized that I had a mission. To pass on the the history of the Holy Land, its religions, and in particular, the birth and development of Christianity. In order to fulfill this "calling" in the best way possible, I studied in depth, visited, and personally experienced each and every important site of the ancient Christians. I studied for and recei...

    published: 01 Apr 2014
  • PSLC and Bethlehem Schools Propose Settlement

    PSLC and Bethlehem Schools Propose Settlement in Federal Suit The Bethlehem Area School Board is proposing a settlement in a federal lawsuit against the district. The Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition has been challenging the way school board members get elected. WFMZ's Stephanie Esposito has the details. A line of taxpayers formed at the podium to voice their opinion on Sis Obed Torres. The Hispanic community is passionate about having Latino representation after they lost the last open seat. Two of the Latina women not selected for the position filed a lawsuit against Bethlehem Area School District, saying the method of picking school board members is discriminatory. The Bethlehem Area School District would not go on camera, but described their proposal to settle. They cl...

    published: 25 Mar 2008
  • Bethlehem - Jerusalem

    January 7th is Christmas for my family (Eastern Christian traditions). After we had our large gathering of a few hundred members of the Qumsiyeh clan, and paying visits to my sisters and the older people in my family, I tried unsuccessfully to visit Jerusalem (both with my US passport and with my Palestinian ID). The idea was to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and have dinner in Jerusalem. Here is what happened with a video (https://youtu.be/r0IIvCaxaKo) and some text explaining why even this short encounter reveals at least six violations of International law. I used to be a high school teacher in Jerusalem. Bethlehem is only 4 miles away and is a suburb of Jerusalem. The economies were/are inter-dependent and for five thousand years were inseparable. That is until Israel decide...

    published: 08 Jan 2017
  • Bethlehem Palestine

    Walking to the Church of Nativity through Bethlehem.

    published: 02 Dec 2012
  • "Israeli soldiers arrest European tourists". Palestine, Bethlehem, Beit Sahour. 31/03/2010

    European tourists were arrested by Israeli soldiers in area A, according to the Oslo Agreement this area must be in the control of the Palestinian Authority. This happened during a tour with ATG Alternative Tourism Group Palestinian NGO that organises political and cultural tours in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.The group of English tourists, close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Homa, were following the Palestinian tour guide in Beit Sahours Municipality fields. Suddenly Israeli soldiers pass through the fence and run after the group, that in the same moment try to move from the area. The orders from the Israeli soldiers are to arrest two English men that look like Arab people. Part of the group - 6 English people, one Swedish person, and one Italian woman, who is a volu...

    published: 10 Apr 2010
  • Bethlehem Palestine Situation - National Geographic Magazine - December 2007

    Taken From http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/2007-12/bethlehem/finkel-text.html The birthplace of Jesus is today one of the most contentious places on Earth. Israelis fear Bethlehem's radicalized residents, who seethe at the concrete wall that surrounds them. This is not how Mary and Joseph came into Bethlehem, but this is how you enter now. You wait at the wall. It's a daunting concrete barricade, three stories high, thorned with razor wire. Standing beside it, you feel as if you're at the base of a dam. Israeli soldiers armed with assault rifles examine your papers. They search your vehicle. No Israeli civilian, by military order, is allowed in. And few Bethlehem residents are permitted out—the reason the wall exists here, according to the Israeli government, is to keep terro...

    published: 16 Dec 2007
  • Weekend Arabia- Pope Francis visits Bethlehem, calls for Middle East settlement (Epi59 Part3)

    more news: www.mediaonetv.in watch live: www.mediaonetv.in/watch

    published: 07 Jun 2014
  • Grassroots Governing in Bethlehem: A Talk with Mayor Vera Baboun

    April 30, 2015 - The Middle East Institute's George and Rhonda Salem Family Foundation lecture series, in partnership with Global Communities, hosted Vera Baboun, the first democratically elected female mayor of Bethlehem, for a discussion about the challenges of leading the Bethlehem Municipality in the face of Israeli settlement construction, severe risks in public security, and persistent economic constraints. She was joined by a panel of Palestinian youth activists, including Lana Abu-Hijleh, Jacob Qara’a, and Betty Ba’baish, and moderator Muna Shikaki of Al Arabiya.

    published: 01 May 2015
Settlements choke lifeline to Bethlehem

Settlements choke lifeline to Bethlehem

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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Israel plans to build 1,000 new homes in East Jerusalem, even as some of its western allies have urged a halt to the expansion of settlements. The FT's John Reed travels to Bethlehem to see how the city has been affected by settlement expansion. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube; http://goo.gl/vUQx5k Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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settlement bethlehem

settlement bethlehem

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settlement in Bethlehem
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Tel Aviv plans to build 800 more settler units near Bethlehem

Tel Aviv plans to build 800 more settler units near Bethlehem

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Mona Kandil Press TV, Ramallah Tel Aviv is planning to build 800 more settler units in the Efrat settlement in Bethlehem. This is while widespread international outcry against Israel’s land grab policies had forced the Israeli premier to abandon the plan last year. Press TV’s Mona Kandil reports from the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Live @ http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter @ http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak @ http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+ @ http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram @ http://instagram.com/presstvchannel
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Settlements in Bethlehem

Settlements in Bethlehem

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voiceoftheyouthpodcast.wordpress.com Voice of the Youth spoke to Usama Nicola about the situation with Israeli settlers in Bethlehem. facebook.com/voiceoftheyouthpodcast Twitter: @votypalestine
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Waste water flowing to Wadi Fukin from Beitar Ellite Settlement West Bethlehem

Waste water flowing to Wadi Fukin from Beitar Ellite Settlement West Bethlehem

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July 5th, 2013 This show how the sewage from the settlement of Beitar Ellite on the hillside above Wadi Fukin, spill over and down into the agricultural fields of the village, polluting the soil, and rendering them useless for growing crops. FoEME has reported this to the relevant Israeli authorities and will follow up to make sure this does not continue. Wadi Fukin is located in the West Bank to the west of Bethlehem, and has a population of approximately 1,200, mostly farmers, who sell their produce to the Bethlehem area. The Fukin Valley is one most impressive natural landscapes. The village of Wadi Fukin is an outstanding, well preserved model of a traditional agricultural way of life, developed thousands of years ago. The community has harnessed the water flowing from the valley's eleven springs to nourish their fields. Kilometers of canals direct the spring water to storage pools and onwards to agricultural plots. Currently, the agricultural way of life and natural landscape is endangered by massive urban development surrounding the village.
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Westbank: Jericho und Bethlehem

Westbank: Jericho und Bethlehem

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Ausflug nach Jericho und Bethlehem in der Westbank im Mai 2012. Besuch des antiken Jerichos, des Baums des Zachäus und Zielen in Bethlehem. Fahrt durch die judäische Wüste. Trip to Jericho and Bethlehem in the West Bank in May 2012. Visit of ancient Jericho, the tree of Zacchaeus and destinations in Bethlehem. Ride through the Judean Desert. Fotos, Film und Schnitt: Bastian Glumm Musik: Yossi Azulay
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Palestinians in Bethlehem face eviction - 24 Dec 08

Palestinians in Bethlehem face eviction - 24 Dec 08

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Palestinian Christians living in Bethlehem could be spending their last Christmas in their hometown. They live next to Jewish settlements and that means they also face the constant threat of eviction by the Israeli authorities. Al Jazeera's Nour Odeh reports.
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Roadblock in Bethlehem, security and settlements

Roadblock in Bethlehem, security and settlements

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Bethlehem 1. Bethlehem checkpoint and guard tower 2. Palestinian queued up waiting to have papers checked 3. Close up of work permit 4. Man holding work permit in queue 5. Queue next to sign reading "Prepare documents for inspection" 6. Soldiers checking ID's and papers 7. Checkpoint 8. Bethlehem security fence 9. Israeli army jeep parked near fence 10. Large red warning sign attached to fence reading "Mortal danger" 11. Pull out through fence from Arab homes and mosque 12. Wide shot of fence Givat Dagan outpost West Bank 13. Wide shot of caravans situated on the hilltop 14. Settler cleaning her car outside caravan 15. Palestinian on a donkey passing the settlement 16. Pull out from Al-Khader village to settlement 17. Wide shot of settlement STORYLINE: Hundreds of Palestinians queued at Bethlehem checkpoint in the West Bank on Tuesday, two days after Israel announced it was increasing the number of entry permits into Israel given to Bethlehem's residents. An additional three-thousand entry permits were approved by Israel for workers and citizens trying to get from the West Bank town into Israel. The move, seen by some as a goodwill gesture, came as Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was in Washington preparing to meet US President George W Bush. Bush, who met Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, is attempting to shore up support for the faltering US-backed peace plan for the region. Along with an easing of travel restrictions for Palestinians, other contentious issues, such as the security fence being built by Israel, will be discussed. The barrier sweeps into Palestinian areas of the West Bank to encircle Jewish settlements Palestinians say the project amounts to a land grab that cuts them off from agricultural fields, towns and jobs. The issue of settlement activity will also be discussed at the meeting in Washington. Despite assurances by Sharon that the settlements would be removed, many illegal settlement outposts remain in the West Bank. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3b540d756da4da056c50a7edbe399a4e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Bethlehem - The Shepherds' Field - the remains of a farming settlement from 1st century A. D

Bethlehem - The Shepherds' Field - the remains of a farming settlement from 1st century A. D

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Zahi Shaked A tour guide in Israel and his camera zahigo25@walla.com 9726905522 tel סיור עם מורה הדרך ומדריך הטיולים צחי שקד 0546905522 My name is Zahi Shaked In 2000 I became a registered liscenced tourist guide. My dedication in life is to pass on the ancient history of the Holy Land. Following upon many years of travel around the world, which was highlighted by a very exciting emotional and soul-searching meeting with the Dalai Lama, I realized that I had a mission. To pass on the the history of the Holy Land, its religions, and in particular, the birth and development of Christianity. In order to fulfill this "calling" in the best way possible, I studied in depth, visited, and personally experienced each and every important site of the ancient Christians. I studied for and received my first bachelors degree in the ancient history of the Holy Land, and am presently completing my studies for my second degree.(Masters) Parralel to my studies, and in order to earn a living, I was employed for many years in advertising. What I learned there was how to attract the publics attention, generate and, increase interest, and assimilate information. All this I use as tools to describe, explain and deepen the interest in the sites that we visit. From my experience, I have learned that in this way, the Holy Land becomes more than just history, and that the large stones that we see scattered about in dissaray, join together one by one until they become - a Byzantine Church. This also happens when I lead a group of Pilgrims in the Steps of Jesus. We climb to the peak of Mount Precipice, "glide" over the land to the Sea of Galilee, land on the water and "see" the miracle which enfolds before us. This is a many faceted experience. Not only history which you will remember and cherish, but an experience which I hope will be inplanted in your hearts and minds, and will accompany you all the days of your life.
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PSLC and Bethlehem Schools Propose Settlement

PSLC and Bethlehem Schools Propose Settlement

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PSLC and Bethlehem Schools Propose Settlement in Federal Suit The Bethlehem Area School Board is proposing a settlement in a federal lawsuit against the district. The Pennsylvania Statewide Latino Coalition has been challenging the way school board members get elected. WFMZ's Stephanie Esposito has the details. A line of taxpayers formed at the podium to voice their opinion on Sis Obed Torres. The Hispanic community is passionate about having Latino representation after they lost the last open seat. Two of the Latina women not selected for the position filed a lawsuit against Bethlehem Area School District, saying the method of picking school board members is discriminatory. The Bethlehem Area School District would not go on camera, but described their proposal to settle. They claim the plaintiff says they should have nine separate districts. After mediation, the proposed resolution is to have three separate election districts, so three people would be elected by district and six would be elected at large. Sis Obed-Torres' wife was one of the women who filed the lawsuit. He is one of five people to interview for the open school board seat. Tonight there was a motion for Torres to fill the empty seat until the next election. TORRES: Lots of skills including listening, the ability to read and write, and study issues, and to dialogue, and the ability to disagree respectfully if that is called for. REPORTER: Torres said having Hispanic representation could be a bridge between the community and the school. TORRES: Parents come to us over the years alleging discrimination. Sometimes there has been discrimination; sometimes there is a language issue or a misunderstanding. a propuesta ya está sobre la mesa pero ahora la Junta Escolar de Bethlehem tiene que decidir si la acepta o no. Hace dos años, la Coalición Latina de Pensilvania demandó a la Junta alegando que ésta sigue un proceso de elección de miembros que no favorece a la población latina. Ahora la Junta discute la propuesta que según la Coalición habrá de corregir el problema.
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Bethlehem - Jerusalem

Bethlehem - Jerusalem

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January 7th is Christmas for my family (Eastern Christian traditions). After we had our large gathering of a few hundred members of the Qumsiyeh clan, and paying visits to my sisters and the older people in my family, I tried unsuccessfully to visit Jerusalem (both with my US passport and with my Palestinian ID). The idea was to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and have dinner in Jerusalem. Here is what happened with a video (https://youtu.be/r0IIvCaxaKo) and some text explaining why even this short encounter reveals at least six violations of International law. I used to be a high school teacher in Jerusalem. Bethlehem is only 4 miles away and is a suburb of Jerusalem. The economies were/are inter-dependent and for five thousand years were inseparable. That is until Israel decided to separate us after they signed the Oslo agreements in 1994 (one of many reasons why these sell-out agreements entrenched apartheid and colonization). I am not allowed to enter Jerusalem on my American passport because I am a Palestinian who does not get a visitor visa on my US passport (I hold green card resident ID in my own country). Most Palestinians are not allowed to their own city of Jerusalem except with special permits. On occasions (like Muslim and Christian holidays, Palestinians above a certain age (males over 55) are allowed. In this case they claimed that Shabak (Israel Internal Security) said that even if I was above 55 I am not allowed and that if I try to come through again I would be jailed (lack of due process not withstanding). While I was questioned, the bus from Bethlehem had left and we were forced to then walk back in the cold weather. The Israeli policies of separating Bethlehem from Jerusalem and denying us entry are violations of International law and many are considered war crimes. Here are the violations that these soldiers and the Israeli government are guilty of based on International law: 1) Israel’s changes to borders of the municipality of Jerusalem to include parts of Bethlehem (illegal for occupiers, several UN resolutions), 2) Israel’s annexation of east Jerusalem (both West Jerusalem and East Jerusalem are not Israeli per the UN resolutions that Israel itself agreed to implement when they became members of the UN), 3) Israel’s establishment of 23 Jewish only settlements/colonies in Bethlehem is a war crime and the fact that such Jewish settlers cross over without requiring tasrih (permit) is racist, 4) Israel cannot prevent freedom of movement between one occupied town (Bethlehem) and another occupied town (Jerusalem), 5) Building walls and fences inside the 1967 occupied areas is also illegal (International Criminal Court Ruling 2004), 6) That the “shabak” can give direction to prevent people like me from crossing simply because we advocate non-violent resistance (I wrote a book on the subject) is contrary to both local law (supposed freedom of speech, due process) and International law (e.g. violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). These colonization tactics are nothing short of state terrorism. This indignity was a disappointment in Christmas but we have the peace of Christmas in our hearts and the silver lining is that this provides another motivation for us to redouble our efforts to end the ongoing crimes against humanity. Others suffer and even get injured, jailed or tortured so we are still grateful. May 2017 bring us closer to ending this nightmare of apartheid, close to return of Palestinian refugees, closer to justice, and closer to peace. Video here (unfortunately short and does not carry the full interactions) Stay Human Mazin Qumsiyeh A bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home Professor and (volunteer) Director Palestine Museum of Natural History Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability Bethlehem University Occupied Palestine http://qumsiyeh.org http://palestinenature.org Join me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mazin.qumsiyeh.9
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Bethlehem Palestine

Bethlehem Palestine

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Walking to the Church of Nativity through Bethlehem.
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"Israeli soldiers arrest European tourists". Palestine, Bethlehem, Beit Sahour. 31/03/2010

"Israeli soldiers arrest European tourists". Palestine, Bethlehem, Beit Sahour. 31/03/2010

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European tourists were arrested by Israeli soldiers in area A, according to the Oslo Agreement this area must be in the control of the Palestinian Authority. This happened during a tour with ATG Alternative Tourism Group Palestinian NGO that organises political and cultural tours in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.The group of English tourists, close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Homa, were following the Palestinian tour guide in Beit Sahours Municipality fields. Suddenly Israeli soldiers pass through the fence and run after the group, that in the same moment try to move from the area. The orders from the Israeli soldiers are to arrest two English men that look like Arab people. Part of the group - 6 English people, one Swedish person, and one Italian woman, who is a volunteer in ATG - that support the two men, is all arrested. The tourists stay for more than one hour in the buffer zone and after this, they are moved inside the Gilo checkpoint in Bethlehem, where they are kept for a long time.The respective Consulates are informed. After some time, without any explications, the group is released. After a few days, in Sheikh Jarrah (east of Jerusalem) 2 French tourists are arrested by Israeli soldiers and they spend one night in jail. www.alicesassu.wordpress.com
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Bethlehem Palestine Situation - National Geographic Magazine - December 2007

Bethlehem Palestine Situation - National Geographic Magazine - December 2007

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Taken From http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/2007-12/bethlehem/finkel-text.html The birthplace of Jesus is today one of the most contentious places on Earth. Israelis fear Bethlehem's radicalized residents, who seethe at the concrete wall that surrounds them. This is not how Mary and Joseph came into Bethlehem, but this is how you enter now. You wait at the wall. It's a daunting concrete barricade, three stories high, thorned with razor wire. Standing beside it, you feel as if you're at the base of a dam. Israeli soldiers armed with assault rifles examine your papers. They search your vehicle. No Israeli civilian, by military order, is allowed in. And few Bethlehem residents are permitted out—the reason the wall exists here, according to the Israeli government, is to keep terrorists away from Jerusalem. Bethlehem and Jerusalem are only six miles apart (ten kilometers), though in the compressed and fractious geography of the region, this places them in different realms. It can take a month for a postcard to go from one city to the other. Bethlehem is in the West Bank, on land taken by Israel during the Six Day War of 1967. It's a Palestinian city; the majority of its 35,000 residents are Muslim. In 1900, more than 90 percent of the city was Christian. Today Bethlehem is only about one-third Christian, and this proportion is steadily shrinking as Christians leave for Europe or the Americas. At least a dozen suicide bombers have come from the city and surrounding district. The truth is that Bethlehem, the "little town" venerated during Christmas, is one of the most contentious places on Earth. If you're cleared to enter, a sliding steel door, like that on a boxcar, grinds open. The soldiers step aside, and you drive through the temporary gap in the wall. Then the door slides back, squealing on its track, booming shut. You're in Bethlehem. The city, at the scrabbly hem of the Judaean desert, is built over several broad, flat-topped hills, stingy with vegetation. The older homes are made of pale yellow stone, wedged along steep, narrow streets. A couple of battered taxis ply the roads, drivers heavy on the horns. At an outdoor stall, lamb meat rotates on a spit, dripping fat. Men sit on plastic chairs and sip from small glasses of thick Arabic coffee. There's an odor of uncollected garbage. As you work your way up the hill, you can see the scope of the wall and chart its ongoing expansion—a gray snake, segmented by cylindrical guard towers, methodically constricting the city. Inside the wall, along Bethlehem's borders, are three Palestinian refugee camps, boxy apartments heaped atop one another in haphazard piles. Every breeze through the camps' alleys ruffles the corners of hundreds of martyrs' posters—young men, staring impassively, some gripping M-16s. Many are victims of the Israel Defense Forces. Others have blown themselves up in an Israeli mall or restaurant or bus. Arabic text on the posters extols the greatness of these deeds. Just outside the wall, dominating the surrounding high points and ridges, are sprawling Jewish settlements, skewered with construction cranes, feverishly growing. Late in the afternoon the sun glints off the settlement buildings and Bethlehem seems circled by fire.
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Weekend Arabia- Pope Francis visits Bethlehem, calls for Middle East settlement (Epi59 Part3)

Weekend Arabia- Pope Francis visits Bethlehem, calls for Middle East settlement (Epi59 Part3)

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more news: www.mediaonetv.in watch live: www.mediaonetv.in/watch
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Grassroots Governing in Bethlehem: A Talk with Mayor Vera Baboun

Grassroots Governing in Bethlehem: A Talk with Mayor Vera Baboun

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April 30, 2015 - The Middle East Institute's George and Rhonda Salem Family Foundation lecture series, in partnership with Global Communities, hosted Vera Baboun, the first democratically elected female mayor of Bethlehem, for a discussion about the challenges of leading the Bethlehem Municipality in the face of Israeli settlement construction, severe risks in public security, and persistent economic constraints. She was joined by a panel of Palestinian youth activists, including Lana Abu-Hijleh, Jacob Qara’a, and Betty Ba’baish, and moderator Muna Shikaki of Al Arabiya.
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