Every year, around two million people visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus. The church has been in need of renovation for years, and now, help is at hand.
A German court's ruling that allowed Kuwait Airlines to deny an Israeli travel has focused attention on an enduring multination boycott of Israel. Kuwaiti law prohibits companies from doing business with Israelis.
Israel has again banned men under 50 from entering the contentious holy site in Jerusalem for Friday prayers. The move comes after more than 100 people were injured in clashes.
All of its 10 rooms face the controversial West Bank wall, and none receives more than 25 minutes of sunlight a day. True to style, British street artist Banksy's newest creation is thought-provoking.
US President Donald Trump has met with the Palestinian Authorities top official, Mahmoud Abbas, in Bethlehem. Both leaders spoke of the stalled Middle East peace process and condemned the terror attack in Manchester.
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