Something snapped in me last week. It began when a cop closed our street. It was Palestinian Israeli Orthodox Christmas in Jaffa. I didn't know it yet, but I wasn't going to be the same after this.
'Tensions and violence persist' in land where Jesus walked, says Pope Francis in speech calling for peace around the world.
I feel as if I’m abusing my kids, when it comes to national and religious identity. Would it hurt so much if they were to celebrate Christmas, like everyone else in this country?
The two, who are being investigated as Islamic extremists, set fire to a tree in Zababdeh, a Christian majority village near Jenin.
Whole stuffed lambs, mounds of mutton ribs and a host of barbecued meats are some of the traditional Christmas dishes served by Arab Christians living in the land of Jesus.
Pilgrims from across the globe set to arrive to celebrate Christmas, a highlight being the traditional Midnight Mass in Bethlehem.
'In some areas of the Middle East where church bells have rung for centuries on Christmas Day, this year they will be silent,' U.S. president said in statement released by White House.
'Christmas will not be celebrated for two reasons; all Somalis are Muslims and there is no Christian community here. The other reason is for security,' the Mogadishu mayor's spokesman says.
Whether the city of Jesus' birth will be a symbol for peace or for war lies in the hands of Israel's leaders. Can they respect the legal and moral imperative to respect Palestinians' inalienable rights?
The curious tradition that Hasidic Jews adhere to on Christmas Eve.