Bethlehem, Palestine—On the evening of Friday, December 1st, 2017 a humble crowd huddled together around Bethlehem Museum’s small, but steadfast olive tree for the Museum’s first annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. For the occasion, it was decided that decorating and illuminating an olive tree rather than a traditional conifer would best befit the Museum’s mission and vision—to highlight Palestinian culture and heritage through the eyes of its indigen
Salt Lake City, Utah – President and CEO of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Sir Rateb Rabie, KCHS, recently visited Utah to meet with representatives of the Mormon Church and Brigham Young University (BYU) concerning how to build ecumenical support for Palestinians living in the Holy Land.
During his visit, Sir Rabie addressed BYU students and faculty, describing the many factors that lead Palestinian Christians to leave the Holy Land and s
Bethlehem, Palestine – On Thursday, October 12th, Bethlehem Museum welcomed people from throughout Palestine to celebrate Palestinian Heritage Day. The day’s events, presented in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Culture and the Arab Women’s Union of Bethlehem, focused on honoring Palestine’s unsung heroes who not only keep our cultural traditions alive, but who are also actively working to “build the future of tradition”—innovating and creating
Bethlehem, Palestine—On Thursday, September 14th, 2017, Bethlehem Museum, in cooperation with the Arab Women’s Union, Bethlehem (AWU) and the Palestinian Ministry of Culture, welcomed visitors from around Palestine to the opening of its newest contemporary art exhibition entitled, “Engraved in Memory.” The exhibit features the artwork of acclaimed Beit Jala artist, Mr. Khalil George Saadeh (b. 1950), displaying close to two dozen sculptures made from olive