The following news item is courtesy of our friends at The Christian Broadcasting Network.
JERUSALEM, Israel—Tourists are expected to return to Bethlehem in droves for Christmas, but many Christians living in the town of Jesus’ birth want to leave.
Unpredictable—that’s how Israeli author and human rights lawyer Justus Weiner describes the plight of Christians in Bethlehem and the West Bank.
For years they've suffered from human rights violations such as land theft, beatings, and even forced marriages between Christian women and Muslim men.
The worst persecution has come against converts to Christianity. Full story here.