Only 2 percent of Israeli Jews say they conduct any form of soul-searching or resolution-making on December 31, but about a third of young adults will be out celebrating
In this part of the world, where Christmas was invented by non-Christian Middle Easterners of color, there are those on warring sides who want all of us to believe that coexistence is a sham, a lie, impossible. Not true
Tourist crush in Nazareth exposes poor and neglected infrastructure in Jesus' hometown
The West Bank Palestinian town is enjoying its busiest Christmas in years, with hotels nearly fully booked and the security situation relatively calm
Christmas symbolizes unity, coexistence, new beginnings and hope. Now is the time for the followers of all three religions living in the Land of Israel – Jews, Christians and Muslims – to learn how to find and strengthen a sense of unity
Local tourists are flocking to Christian sites in Nazareth and Jerusalem’s Old City in record numbers this December, looking to sample that unique festive spirit
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in Israel, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity
Maintaining the ways of their elders is particularly important, the women of Nazareth say, in a year in which many feel their communities have been negatively affected by new Israeli legislation
Deputy mayor of Ashdod, home to large population of immigrants from former Soviet Union, demands 'the disgrace be removed'
Tourism has recovered following a fall in knife and car-ramming attacks which helped push visitor numbers in the biblical city to a 10-year low in 2015
Donald Trump repeatedly vowed to Make Christmas Merry Again. But the reality has proved different to all his Yuletide rhetoric
During his presidential election campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to Make Christmas Merry Again. But the reality has proved different to all his Yuletide rhetoric
Pope Francis Uses Christmas Speech to Call for Two-state Solution Following Trump's Jerusalem Decision
In his annual 'Urbi et Orbi' Christmas address, Pope Francis feels 'winds of war' in world following Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, 'sees Jesus' in suffering children worldwide
The prime minister sends greetings to Israeli Christians and those celebrating around the world and offers to give guided tours to Christians coming for a visit
Some of the Mideast's most embattled Christians have little to celebrate. After 11 years of blockade, only 1000 Christians are left in Gaza, and the call to join relatives in exile grows stronger every year
Palestinians in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the historic birthplace of Jesus, begin festivities held against the backdrop of protests
Businessman Guy Erlich cultivates frankincense and myrrh to make a profitable, Mideast-sourced scent of the Christmas story
The Senate version of the bill keeps the qualified tuition credit, which Jewish day schools feared they might lose
Opinion Palestine's Vatican Envoy: President Trump, You Poisoned the Peace Process - and Our Christmas
The U.S. president's Jerusalem decision is a black hole that will swallow every achievement of the Mideast peace process and dealt a harsh blow to moderates. But as a nation, we Palestinians will be resurrected again
'I learned that if you admit you did something wrong you don't get in trouble, but if you deny it, they let you keep your job'
Palestinian delegation to U.S. cancels 'Bethlehem Christmas on the Hill,' saying Trump's decision to move embassy 'runs counter to peace'
Starbucks 2015 cup sparked an outcry from critics upset that it lacked snowflakes, reindeer or specific symbols of Christmas. Even President Donald Trump, a candidate at the time, suggested boycotting the chain
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Ceremonies center on Church of the Nativity where Christians believe Jesus was born.
Thousands of Assyrian Christians fled their homes in northern Iraq when ISIS militants took control in August 2014.
Notice issued after a publicly available list of American churches was published on pro-Islamic State websites.
Israel is 'the one place in the Middle East that the Christian community not only survives but thrives,' says prime minister.
Ultra-Orthodox hint that their religious sensibilities should be considered, as Israeli Jews flock to Christian Arab celebrations of holiday season.
After the truck slammed into it, the beating heart of the city morphed into a sterile zone with shocked locals and tourists congregating nearby.
Hearing the Gap salesgirl say 'Happy Holidays' instead of 'Merry Christmas' has become a symbol of everything that’s 'wrong' with America for some citizens, whose grievances are being stoked by the next president.