Christians Celebrate in Bethlehem Despite Growing Tensions

Christians Celebrate in Bethlehem Despite Growing Tensions

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Despite growing tensions between Palestinians and Israel amid the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Christian pilgrims flocked to Bethlehem this holiday season.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • After the U.N. passed a resolution condemning the American decision on Jerusalem, the U.S. cut $285 million in funding to the international body.
  • Despite the U.N.’s overwhelmingly anti-Israel vote, more of the Jewish state’s allies are discussing embassy moves of their own.
  • The Fellowship provided food boxes to needy Israeli Christians this Christmas.
  • A new train station at the Western Wall will be named for Trump.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship‘s Yonit Rothchild on why we need the Sabbath more than ever.

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