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Christmas 2020 | Mazin Qumsiyeh

Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

Christmas Eve was always special. Despite the difficulties, we tried to enjoy the night of 24 December 2020 at the nativity square. I spoke live with a US audience (some of my remarks are below). To reflect on this Christmas is to expand on my previous reflections on Christmas in these (un?) holy lands: <a href=”http://qumsiyeh.org/christmasunderoccupation/”>http://qumsiyeh.org/christmasunderoccupation/</a> &amp; <a href=”http://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/christmas-bethlehem”>http://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/christmas-bethlehem</a> But ...

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Palestinians push for World Heritage nod for Bethlehem, in bid for international recognition | The Washington Post

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — The Palestinians on Wednesday made a final push to have UNESCO recognize the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the Israeli-controlled West Bank as an endangered World Heritage site, despite misgivings by Christian denominations and a cool response from the U.N. agency. For more on this story, visit: Palestinians push for World Heritage nod for ...

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Draft on settlements ready for UN–Palestinians

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Dec 22 (Reuters) – A Palestinian draft resolution condemning Israel’s West Bank settlement activity is ready to be presented to the United Nations Security Council, a senior Palestinian official said on Wednesday. Read more here: Draft on settlements ready for UN–Palestinians | Reuters

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Palestinians renew threat to seek UN recognition

The Palestinian president said Monday that Israel has been taking unilateral steps for decades by building settlements, so the Palestinians might take one of their own — asking the United Nations to recognize their independent state. President Mahmoud Abbas was replying to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said the only path to peace is negotiations. The threat of unilateral ...

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Did militant Israeli settlers burn mosque near Bethlehem?

Israel is worried that Jewish militants torched a West Bank mosque overnight Monday in a bid to undermine peace negotiations with the Palestinians. A mosque in the Palestinian village of Beit Fajar, just south of Bethlehem, became the fourth in the last two years to be the target of an arson attempt, according to human rights workers. The attack is ...

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