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  • Palestinians celebrate Church of Nativity win, Israel notes they desecrated the site

    July 2, 2012 | 5:58 pm

    The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee on June 30 added the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem to its list of sites in danger, citing water damage and the need for immediate repair.

    The Church of the Nativity is under the...

  • Church of Nativity gets Heritage status over U.S., Israel objections

    June 29, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    UNESCO has agreed to name the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a World Heritage Site, and list it as in Palestine.

    The secret vote, which came during the United Nations body’s World Heritage Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia, was 13-6, with two abstentions.

    Israel and the...