25 December 2010 0 Comments

Bethlehem upbeat for Christmas

For the first time in years, the people of Bethlehem have something more to celebrate at Christmas than the recollection of an important birth in their town 2,000 years ago. After the city’s economy was devastated by the Palestinian intifada over the last decade, Bethlehem’s economic recovery has picked up pace in the last year […]

26 March 2007 0 Comments

NPR’s Weekend Edition Features Me in Bethlehem

NPR’s Weekend Edition features an interview with me in Bethlehem by Middle East correspondent Eric Westervelt. The website also includes a couple of interesting extras that weren’t on air: first, Westervelt and I tour Manger Square, the center of Bethlehem, discussing how it was to be there during the intifada; then I read a scene […]