Over 10 years ago, a nun told me that is was a pity that Bethlehem was handed to the Palestinians, since they persecute the Christians terribly. She would have wished for Israel to include Bethlehem. she said this all in whispered tones, & begged never to divulge her name for fear of Moslem reprisals.
Oldest survivor of 1906 San Francisco earthquake dies at 113 (AP)
from the article: Tens of thousands celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem