The historical Palestine region was once a center of Christian iconography. Today most of the religious paintings sold in the West Bank are made elsewhere. DW’s Tania Krämer visits an art school in Bethlehem that wants to revive the tradition.
Recent violence sparked by US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has put a damper on Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem. Still, scores of people took part in Christmas Eve festivities.
Palestinians are staging a West Bank shutdown in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners in Israel's jails. US President Donald Trump is in Tel Aviv for talks toward peace in the Middle East.
At least two are dead and a dozen injured during clashes with police Friday, as the protests extended into a second day. Thousands more protested across the Muslim world in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
The arrival of Greek Patriarch Theophilos III in Bethlehem was the center of a protest against church land sales to Jewish groups. Some townships had called for a boycott of the midnight mass attended by the patriarch.
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