Israel Is Walling Off Bethlehem, The Birth Place of Jesus

Millions of American Christians are unaware of the plight of the city of Bethlehem and its Palestinian inhabitants in the West Bank of Palestine. The Israeli built separation wall snakes its way around Bethlehem, even cutting off Palestinians from their own land and nearby Jerusalem. This story is courageously told by Palestinian filmmaker, Leila Sansour in her Open, Bethlehem documentary that is part of a campaign to educate her fellow Christians and the world about the stranglehold by Israel that is slowly causing Palestinian Christians to leave the Holy Land because of the hardships imposed by the military occupation.

To increase the awareness of what is happening to Bethlehem, a Bethlehem Passport is being issued by the OPEN, BETHLEHEM campaign in partnership with the Governorate of Bethlehem.  So far, the passport has been granted to more than 500 people around the world, including church leaders and heads of states, such as Archbishop Rowan Williams, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter. The passport states: “In that the bearer of this passport is a citizen of Bethlehem; that they recognize this ancient city provides a light to the world, and to all people who uphold the values of a just and open society; that they will remain a true friend to Bethlehem through its imprisonment, and that they will strive to keep the ideals of Bethlehem alive as long as the wall stands; we ask you to respect the bearer of the passport and to let them pass freely.” Showings of Open, Bethlehem are starting in the United States after a successful introduction in the UK. Check the website for a showing near you or to organize one in your town. Also, the complete documentary can be seen on line (Click Here). For more information on Liela Sansour’s campaign to bring down the wall around Bethlehem check out the Huffington Post UK article.

The Israeli Separation wall in Bethlehem snakes around three sides of the home of a Palestinian Christian family, the Anastas. If more American Christians knew what is happening to the birth place of their Savior, Jesus, they would pray and work for an equitable solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict.

This is the 4 minute trailer for Open, Bethlehem:

       

4 comments

Paul Hoskins
January 2nd, 2017

Your admonition to pray is appreciated but prayer can be abused.

Lord Jesus prayed before he would do the impossible. We pray that we may be spared from doing the possible.

Jews are provoking the last days as well as their destruction. I for one would love to contribute to it.

Paul Hoskins
January 3rd, 2017

I received the referrals to Abby Martin’s films in Bethlehem and Palestine. I could not watch them. The Israeli is a constant , He has never and can not change and is using the bestial USA traitors , cowards and perverts to finance and arm them for old testament murder and rapine.

The devil can not be blamed for being the devil. But the USA with its election system brings this all on our account. And this is something Christ Jesus will not forgive.
The UN is an Israeli circus freak and its illegitimacy is begotten by Jew Truman and his Jewish clientele. I pray for a judgment for tis treachery.

The UN and USA watch with a libidinous pleasure. Damn them all!

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