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Mideast Unrest Overshadows Christmas in Bethlehem

The Palestinian Authority is hosting Christmas observances in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. But the turnout is sparse. Celestial sounds and fragrant incense filled the Church of the Nativity during Christmas Mass here in Bethlehem. Nearby, the faithful visited the ancient grotto where tradition says Jesus Christ was born. Kyle Google came from Iowa in the United States to visit the holy land. “It’s a neat experience to see where Jesus was born. Just to think about everything that...

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