To be exact, Gilo is not the only ruination of Bethleham, which used to be so beautiful, friendly and holy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Esther R.
    • 02.10.11 | 14:46 (IST)

    ... the environs of Rachel's grave, once so beautiful, are now so ugly and repelling...a small fortress... there was a time when it was so peaceful and attractive, that we took Shabbat walks there for the peace and quiet... nowadays it's best avoided by any peace-seeksers...

    from the article: Netanyahu's office: There is no Israel-Germany diplomatic crisis
    First published 11:48 02.10.11 | Last updated 11:48 02.10.11
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