Christmas in Bethlehem – Birthplace of Jesus(PBUH


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Bethlehem, Palestine… the birthplace of Jesus Christ or Prophet Esa(PBUH) has been under occupation for over 70 years.
Amid the regular reports of violence, it is easy to forget the critical attachment which Christianity bears to the Middle East and Palestine in particular. In fact, the erasing of the Christian heritage has not only removed the physical manifestation but also the perception of the reality that the Middle East is still home to Christians.

As the Christian community prepares for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, what is life like under occupation, what is life like in the homeland of Jesus?

Guest: Reverend Dr Mitri Raheb – Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church(Bethlehem), founder and president of the Diyar Consortium and Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture

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