Bethlehem Is Gearing Up for Its Busiest Christmas in Years. But the Town Is Also Worried
Bethlehem Is Gearing Up for Its Busiest Christmas in Years. But the Town Is Also WorriedBut now Star Street is being restored—and with Christmas just around the corner, Palestinians are hoping that visitors and pilgrims will make their way in large numbers to celebrate Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. Christmas is the most popular time for visitors; this season alone, the city’s mayor expects 1.4 million tourists in Bethlehem. “I have been mayor for 2.5 years. I have celebrated Christmas for three seasons and each season, [celebrations] are more organized and more attractive for the local community and for tourists,” says the city’s mayor, Anton Salman.
Needle, a retail supervisor, from Brooklyn, answered Palestine , but was told her answer was wrong. The episode was picked up by people on social media , with many criticizing the Jeopardy should apologize and give a clear explanation. This shouldn't just pass calmly and be forgotten."
Needle, a retail supervisor, from Brooklyn, answered Palestine , but was told her answer was The episode was picked up by people on social media , with many criticizing the show's producers and It is hemmed in by a 30-foot-high concrete wall, stripped of its resources, and denied access to external
Jeopardy! has stirred the controversy pot by telling a contestant she gave the wrong answer on the alleged birthplace of Jesus Christ when she claimed it was in.
Aljazeerathat contestant Katie Needle chose a question on the broadcast aired Friday in the category “Where’s That Church?” The question in the category asked, “Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity.”
Needle answered by saying the Church of the Nativity was located in Palestine. She was told by host Alex Trebek that the answer was wrong, and then another contestant answered “,” giving a response that was affirmed.
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Contestant on popular US quiz show was told she was wrong for identifying Jesus's birthplace as Palestine . The Jeopardy episode was picked up by people on social media , many of whom blasted the Bethlehem is in the Palestinian territories which Israel illegally occupies (Katie Needle got the
Contestant Katie Needle answered first, stating that the holy site was located in Palestine . Unsurprisingly, social media has had a few things to say about Jeopardy 's faux pas. Completely unacceptable that you deny that the Church of the Nativity is in Bethlehem , Palestine and insist that
The Church of Nativity, a World Heritage Site, is located in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, which Aljazeera claims is internationally recognized as part of Palestine.
However, Palestine is not officially recognized as a state by the United Nations, Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and most of the European Union.
Social media responded to the Jeopardy! situation, with some calling for an apology.
Omar Ghraieb, a Palestinian writer who lives in Gaza, told Al Jazeera: “What happened is inexcusable. Jeopardy! should apologize and give a clear explanation. This shouldn’t just pass calmly and be forgotten.” .
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Bethlehem: parades in the afternoon on Christmas Eve
For Christians, Bethlehem occupies a special place. It is the city where tradition places the birth of Jesus. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem therefore celebrated midnight mass there in the Basilica of the Nativity, but in the afternoon, festivities surrounded his arrival in the city.
With our Bethlehem correspondent, Guilhem Delteil
At the entrance to the Old City, crowds and brass bands of scouts were waiting for the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem this December 24. When the religious dignitary arrived, everyone started walking and accompanied him to the Basilica of the Nativity.
An unchanging ritual according to Ihab Alawi, Christian resident of Bethlehem: "It is part of our culture as," he explains. When I was a kid, we did the same thing. We came to see the ceremony, we were happy and we left. »
A tradition that is passed on
The tradition continues and pleases all generations. Dina Benedetto now lives in the United States, but for this Palestinian girl, it was important to come back to celebrate Christmas.
"It's both the whole religious dimension, but also just being there with the family," she explains. And being here for the celebrations was one of the most important reasons that made me go all the way to be with the family here. It’s very lively here and it’s great to be there over Christmas.
The celebrations also attract many foreign visitors, pilgrims or not. Shana and Diouka are Dutch and are there on Christmas Eve almost by chance, they say. "We were traveling around the area and we thought it would be a great experience," said one. While the other continues, "I think even as a non-practitioner, it's quite unique to be able to be here for Christmas."
Following the fanfare, the patriarch greets the crowd, shakes hands. "Come to me," asked a slightly aloof woman. In the agitation, the patriarch does not hear him. Doing good luck against bad luck, this faithful ensures that she will come back next year.
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