A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

And There's a White [Eastern] Christmas in the Forecast for Bethlehem

As Orthodox Christmas Eve celebrations were getting under way in Bethlehem tonight, Israel and the Palestinian Authority were bracing for a winter storm that has already battered Turkey and Lebanon. A white Christmas is pretty rare in Bethlehem, but it appears to be on the way, though most of the religious ceremonies are tonight.

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