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The Walled-Off Hotel in Bethlehem is only four metres (yards) from the controversial wall which cuts through the occupied West Bank.
In May, he will cross the imposing separation barrier that Israel has erected to visit the birthplace of Jesus. He plans to meet the Christian mayor of Bethlehem, Vera Baboun, and Palestinian Christians whose homes, land and livelihoods have been ...
For seven years, Israel barred Shawan Jabarin, head of one of Palestine's most prominent human rights organizations, from leaving the West Bank to speak about Israeli rights abuses. This week, after months of empty threats by Israeli officials to ...
The grand opening of Bethlehem's spectacular new dinosaur and giant insect exhibition was a roaring success and attracted worldwide news coverage.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Palestinian communities in the West Bank districts of Bethlehem, Tubas and Hebron, searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, in addition to confiscating a tractor and a car.
Jerusalem -- There's "room at the inn" in the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem, but it's at a hotel like no other.
Thousands of mourners from across the occupied West Bank marched in honor of Basil al-Araj. (Photo: ... Mourners speculated that Israeli authorities released the body later in the day so that the funeral would end just at nightfall and clashes between ...
Vicky and I enjoyed a few days in Israel away from the political noise that is a constant drumbeat here in the U.S. I even missed a column deadline for the first time in nearly 10 years.
The landscape, layout and the spread of the homes in the West Bank, Palestine are very different from the regularised and orderly facade of Israel. For a person from Asia, the West Bank is closer to home and so much more real. But this feeling of ...
For 9 consecutive years, Israel has tightened the land and naval closure to isolate the Gaza Strip from the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and other countries around the world. This resulted in grave violations of the economic, social and ...
Will British artist Banksy's new Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem really help the struggle of Palestinians against Israeli occupation or simply turn it into a show?
Israeli soldiers shot, and seriously wounded, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian teenage girl, near the Etzion colony block, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, after she allegedly tried to ram them with a car. Initial information revealed ...
It explains how the Israeli wall has been strangling the life out of Bethlehemites: "We feel we must inform the international community of the real threat to the Christian population in Palestine - the military occupation of our land, and the crippling ...
The 'Walled Off Hotel' opened in an Israeli-military controlled part of Bethlehem earlier this month. Its 10 rooms all face the Israeli separation wall which cuts through large parts of the West Bank. Constructed in 2002, the International Court of ...
The exhibition was donated by Bethlehem-Bath Links, which creates cultural, business & sporting links between the World Heritage sites of Bath and Bethlehem, expands education and knowledge of natural history despite the ongoing occupation which ...
The artist Banksy has opened an "all-inclusive vandals resort" in Bethlehem, five metres from the wall that separates Israel from the Palestinian West Bank. Banksy, who is known for his politically charged works, converted a former pottery workshop ...
A right-wing Canadian journalist has sparked outrage from Christians and Muslims alike by posting a video from Bethlehem in which she claims it has been "taken over" by Muslims and calls for a new crusade.
Israeli occupation authorities for days have been bulldozing and preparing a vast tract of Palestinian land in Beit Jala, west of Bethlehem, for the expansion of the illegal settlement of Gilo. Local official Issa al-Shatla stated on Saturday that the ...
"You people never learn," said a Fatah member from the Bethlehem area, where the two Hamas delegates, Tafesh and Zboun, were arrested.
Bethlehem, West Bank - When Amro Halayka joined the Palestinian Association for Mountain sports Development (PAMSD) three years ago, he was only planning to take up climbing for leisure.
Built in century-old colonial style, the hotel is opening on the centennial of the Balfour Declaration, a statement by the British colonial rulers of Palestine that led to the founding of Israel decades later. A likeness of former British Foreign ...
Earlier this week, Israeli forces detained two Hamas-affiliated Palestinian lawmakers during overnight raids carried out in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. According to the Palestinian Commission for prisoners' Affairs, the latest arrests bring the ...
Israeli forces erected several military checkpoints at the entrances of the occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem yesterday evening.
On the edge of Bethlehem, it claims to offer the "worst view of any hotel in the world" - because of its location on the Israeli separation barrier, a 400-mile wall cutting through the West Bank. Filled with provocative art, Walled Off Hotel is the ...
The charity's Patron and Bath and NE Somerset Council Cabinet member Martin Veal and Councillor Paul Crossley will be travelling with Bethlehem-Bath Links founder Peter Downey to Palestine's West Bank for the opening event. ... The aim of the charity ...
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinians in Bethlehem and Tubas, in the occupied West Bank, and summoned one child for interrogation.
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel boasts the 'world's worst views' highlighting the affects of Israel's illegal Separation Wall on the Palestinian community and economy.
In related news, the soldiers abducted overnight and on Sunday morning, eight Palestinians after storming and violently searching their homes, in different parts of the West Bank. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded Marah Rabah ...
Bethlehem, West Bank - A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British Graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the ...
The controversial British artist Banksy has opened a hotel in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Walled Off Hotel is located just metres away from Israel's separation barrier that divides Bethlehem from Jerusalem. Banksy has a long relationship with ...
This video also appears in: Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall in West Bank. March 3, 2017Manager hopes Israelis will visit street artist's creation with aim of improving relations.
The hotel sits in Area C, a portion of the West Bank under Israeli control. That means ... The wall "divides the nation of Palestine from the State of Israel and restricts movement between the two for citizens of both sides," the hotel's website reads ...
Wisam Salsaa, 42, said the nine-room establishment named "The Walled Off Hotel" will officially open on March 11, but he offered a handful of reporters a tour of the hotel looking directly at the West Bank separation barrier erected by Israel to ward ...
Banksy has been quiet since his controversial 2015 project Dismaland, the "bemusement" which subverted the rides and attractions of a classic theme park in bleak seaside surroundings.
Bethlehem, West Bank (Reuters) - Under an army watchtower and across the street from the concrete wall Israel has built in parts of the occupied West Bank, street artist Banksy has opened a guesthouse in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. In the ...
Banksy's work is displayed in the "The Walled Off Hotel" in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, March 3, 2017.
Last month U.S. President Donald Trump signaled he was backing away from the U.S. commitment to a Palestinian State, as he rebuked Israel for its continual appropriation of Palestinian land in the West Bank. Many observers took Trump's moves - which ...
Detainees' Committee Denounces Israeli Abduction Of Wounded, Disabled child In Bethlehem ... The committee stated that the child, Issa Adnan Abdul-Mo'ty, 14, from Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, was abducted by the soldiers on Wednesday. ... "This ...
Starting in 2007, the Cambridge-Bethlehem People-to-People Project has brought Cantabrigians to the West Bank city of Bethlehem and has brought stories of Bethlehem's residents and Palestinian residents of Cambridge to light. The group's original ...
Like many cities in Israel and Palestine, Bethlehem is biblically important to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
On 9 February the UK Parliament unanimously debated and approved a motion appealing for the resumption of peace talks on Israel and Palestine and condemning the ongoing construction of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. The motion read:
So many Christians are leaving the region, he said, that the community is down to one or two percent of the population in Palestine, making it "very important that you nurture what roots are still left". In this way he hopes the school can contribute ...
Israeli authorities denied Human Rights Watch's (HRW) Israel and Palestine director a work visa, the group announced in a statement on Friday.
Daniel Banourra, 30 and a Palestinian-American instructor at the Bethlehem Bible College in the southern occupied West Bank told Mondoweiss that he doubts Friedman gaining approval as the next U.S. envoy in Israel would result in an actual uprising ...
Also on Wednesday at dawn, 23 Palestinian civilians were abducted during invasions and home searches targeting West Bank communities by Israeli troops.
Sheren Khalel is a freelance multimedia journalist who works out of Israel, Palestine and Jordan. She focuses on human rights, women's issues and the Palestine/Israel conflict. Khalel formerly worked for Ma'an news agency in Bethlehem, and is currently ...
Israeli forces yesterday reopened a main road west of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank that serves as a route used every day by thousands of commuters from four Palestinian villages, one week after closing it.
It has met with the Mizrahi public, with Israelis from the former Soviet Union, religious Jews, ultra-Orthodox Jews, and of course Palestinian citizens of Israel. While Israel does everything it can to prevent meetings between Israelis and Palestinians ...


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