Why is Christmas on December 25? What you should know about Jesus' birth
"As far as we know, the 25th of December as the birthday of Jesus Christ is first documented in 354," a cultural expert told Newsweek.
Rare Astronomical Events Led the Wise Men to Jesus
It is thought the wise men were, in fact, very wise and mathematically adept astrologers.
Ancient Christian Text Adds to Bible's Wise Men Tale
An ancient Syriac manuscript provides a much richer description of the wise men's visit to baby Jesus.
Was the Christmas Star Real?
Could it have been Jupiter or a meteorite?
'Trump Effect' Ruined Christmas in Bethlehem, Holy Land
The West Bank town is feeling the pinch as tourists avoid the area due to increased tensions.
Was Jesus Born in a Basement Instead of a Stable?
"Very few biblical scholars believe that Luke is telling us something historically accurate about the circumstances of Jesus' birth."
Tel Aviv Diary: Ultra-Orthodox Turn Up the Heat
Almost all of Trump's Jewish ties come from the Orthodox world.
Tel Aviv Diary: Why Is Israel So Corrupt?
The latest scandal involves the near monopoly Israeli telecom.
Abbas Admits Meeting Trump Was 'Uncomfortable'
Israeli media reported that Trump yelled at Abbas, accusing him of inciting Palestinians to violence against Israelis.
How Peace Can Come to Israel. Beware the Quick Fix
Trump shouldn't even try to get the Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table.
Trump's Travel Schedule for First Foreign Trip
Trump's first trip abroad as president will take him to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium.
Donald Trump to Meet Palestinian President In Bethlehem
Trump's visit to the Christian holy site will follow trips to Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem.
The Struggle to Protect the Church of the Nativity
Though the city has been relatively safe in recent years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to take its toll on the church.
Banksy Opens Hotel on Separation Barrier in Bethlehem
Moving from political art to political business venture, artist offers guests "worst view in the world."
Israel Cuts Power to Palestinian Cities Over Debt
The Israel Electric Corporation is reducing the power it supplies to Bethlehem by half.
Christmas in Bethlehem is a Palestinian Message of Hope
The ringing bells of the Nativity Church show the Palestinians are here to stay.
Israeli Separation Barrier Threatens to Divide Bethlehem Christians
A proposed extension of the barrier would separate convent and monastery in Cremisan Valley, between Bethlehem and Jerusalem
Glasgow Council To Fly Palestinian Flag, More Cities 'Fully Expected' To Follow
Scotland's largest city will fly the Palestinian flag tomorrow as a show of solidarity for Gaza, with Israeli community wary of Hamas support