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.
Kidnapping, murder, street riots, rocket attacks, aerial retaliations … Rapidly, the situation in Israel and Palestine has deteriorated. Politicians vacillate between launching a military offensive and hestitant calls for peace. For the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the urgent need is peace and the formation of youth, aho are often on the front line in the conflict. Read More >>
Members of the tiny Christian community in the Gaza Strip have been keeping tabs on each other and lending a helping hand to keep each other safe during Israeli airstrikes throughout the region, but nowhere in the territory is really safe, said a priest at the territory's only Catholic parish. Read More >>
The liability of new bloodshed in the Holy Land belongs to a large extent to political leadership that "pour gasoline on fire", fueling the conflict with words and irresponsible acts. And to use the murder of three Israelis "to inflict collective punishment on the Palestinian people as a whole and in its legitimate desire to be free, represents a tragic exploitation of that tragedy and only increases violence and hatred". Read More >>
"The Christians in the west, most of them, they don't know the realities here. They don't know who is occupying who, who is oppressing who, who is confiscating whose land, who is building walls to try and separate people from one another," Alex Awad, who also pastors East Jerusalem Church, told The Christian Post. Read more >>
“A Palestinian Christian family that preaches non-violence from a farm in the West Bank is battling to hold on to land it has owned for 98 years. Now surrounded by Israeli settlements, the family is a living example of the idea of peaceful resistance. Read more >>
Pope Francis has strenuously called on the faithful, the parties concerned in the Gaza conflict and those in positions of authority around the world to pray for peace. Addressing the faithful in St. Peter’s Square after reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, the Holy Father extended “a heartfelt appeal to all of you to continue to pray earnestly for peace in the Holy Land, in the light of the tragic events of recent days.” Read more >>
The coup removing President Morsi in July last year did not bring the Copts of Egypt the relief that many hoped for. Constitutional equality is irrelevant; unless the Egyptian government takes serious steps to address the issue, persecution will continue, says Samuel Tadros. Read more >>
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