Welcome to obethlehem.com; we are a group of native Christians from different denominations in the Holy Land. We are not affiliated with any religious or political institution. Our mission focuses on supporting the Christian Community in the Holy Land in response to the growing regional Israeli-Palestinian conflict and decline of the Christian minority. We support the Christian minority in the holy land through creating jobs for the youth, supporting the local artisans in Bethlehem District, and promoting tourism industry in Bethlehem.
Obethlehem is the virtual gateway to religious, historic and modern-day Bethlehem in Holy Land. It offers a comprehensive experience of today’s vital, fascinating urban center, providing unique religious, social and tourism services and bringing the Bethlehem experience to those who seek it.
At Obethlehem.com all you need to know about the people, major attractions, churches, culture and history of Bethlehem; the birthplace of the lord Jesus Christ and much more.
On Tuesday 17 February 2015 the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem presided over blessing of the cornerstone of Pope Francis Center for Youth.
The ceremony was presided by His Beatitude Mgr Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, in presence of his Vicar Mgr William Shomali, Vicar in Israel Mgr Boulos Marcuzzo, of Administrator General Fr Imad Twal, of Chancellor Fr George Ayyoub, of Beit Jala Mayor Mr Nicolas Khamis, as well as a crowd of priests, Patriarchate staffers and friends from all over the world, local public figures, without omitting of course mediamen who came to cover this important event. Read More >>
Christians near Bethlehem are facing an exodus if an extension to the West Bank separation barrier goes ahead as proposed. The Israeli government wants to extend the barrier through the Cremisan Valley, which lies between Bethlehem and Jerusalem in the West Bank.
The proposed route would involve building on private agricultural land belonging to 58 Christian families and would leave a monastery and convent run by the same Catholic order on separate sides of the barrier. Read More >>
Armenian Christians in Palestine celebrated Christmas and the Feast of the Epiphany on Sunday with parades in the streets of Bethlehem. The Armenian patriarch of Jerusalem, Mourhan Manouagian, arrived in Bethlehem around noon.
Manouagian was welcomed by Palestinian Authority Minister of Tourism Rula Maaya, Bethlehem governor Jibrin al-Bakri, Bethlehem mayor Vera Baboun, director of Bethlehem police Alaa Shalabi, and President Mahmoud Abbas' advisor for Christian affairs Ziad al-Bandak. Read More >>
The Bethlehem Arab Women’s Union (www.bethawu.org) is a walking distance from the Nativity Church in Bethlehem; it is like less than five minutes’ walk. The Bethlehem Arab Women's Union was founded as a first aid center to care for refugees from the first Arab Israeli war in 1948. The center has a long history of community services such as organizing luncheons for senior citizens, different activities for Children and Youth, and income generation projects for women in craft and food production. Read more >>
Lent begins on February 18 in 2015, marking the 40-day fast many Christians partake in leading up to the Easter holiday. In a display of solidarity and interfaith appreciation, some Muslims are pledging to fast alongside their Christian neighbors this year, and they hope it will become an annual tradition. Read more >
Three young women from the United Kingdom are about to start a journey that sees them cycling through Palestinian villages demolished in 1948. The Palestinian exodus, Nakba, occurred when about 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were forced to leave their homes in Mandatory Palestine, in the territory now controlled by Israel. Their right to return to their original hamlets or a possible compensation for their loss are one of the causes for discussion in the on-going Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Today the depopulated villages do not longer exist or are reduced to ruins. Read more >>
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