Palestine is the cradle of Christianity, but “the living aspect of Christianity in Palestine is disappearing,” warns Hanan Ashrawi in Yasmine Perni’s film The Stones Cry Out. Two opportunities to see it in the US this month. Read more about “The Stones Cry Out”: Film puts spotlight on Palestine’s Christians
Christians in Palestine
Samuel Kuruvilla looks at the theology and history of Palestinian Christianity. Read more about New book recounts living faith of Palestinian Christians
A weekly news email by the UK’s Zionist Federation has included an extraordinary attack on “Palestinian Moslems” in a style reminiscent of 19th century colonial racism. Read more about UK Zionist Federation email attacks “Palestinian Moslems”
A college removes a Christmas tree while Israel’s state-funded rabbis use their power to block Christmas celebrations at hotels and restaurants. Read more about Forbidden to celebrate: Israel's war on Christmas continues despite Netanyahu's claim of tolerance
This is not the first time the Israeli embassy in Dublin has been responsible for messages that are even more unhinged than typical Israeli government propaganda. Read more about Israeli embassy’s Christmas message of hate: Bethlehem Palestinians would “lynch” Jesus and Mary as “Jews”
Why didn’t AP verify claims of “forced conversions” of Christians in Gaza before publishing damaging and ultimately false report? Read more about Will AP correct damaging false report about "forced conversions" of Christians in Gaza?
Despite common media depictions of Gaza as being under harsh, Islamist rule, Gaza-based Palestinian Christians emphasize the close ties between families regardless of religion. Read more about Gaza's Christians like "birds who will always return to their nest"
Being a Muslim, I never celebrated Christmas myself, but having lots of Christian friends inside and outside Palestine has connected me to this day. I’ve always shared it with them one way or another, since I believe that religion shouldn’t stand as a barrier between human beings. Here, I describe how I celebrated Christmas and how Christians in Gaza celebrate it. I recall some of my childhood memories from my only visit to the Church of Nativity since I was 9 years old. Read more about Merry Christmas from Gaza
Bethlehem, the city of peace and the birthplace of Jesus Christ, has become a ghetto in the world we know today thanks to the Israeli occupation. With over 23 physical barriers surrounding the city, apartheid wall cutting through its outskirts, and settlements strangling the city of Bethlehem from all directions, the idea of living there or even visiting this holy city has become an unpleasant and dreadful idea. Read more about Christmas in Bethlehem