Monday, December 22, 2014

~PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES (West Bank) - Bethlehem ~

Wonderful card coming from Bethlehem...mailed end October and arriving just in time for Christmas, a pretty special feeling...a very historical place and reminder of the true meaning of Christmas... my first card from Palestine with a lovely Christmas stamp and clear postmark... Thanks a million Justine!!
~~~~~~~~~~~♥♥ To all my postcard friends♥♥ Have a lovely Christmas if you celebrate it! ♥♥~~~~~~~~~~~
© Published by Palhot Ltd. Photo: Garo Naibandian
Bethlehem is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank, about 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem by the hill country of Judea on the way to Hebron. The city  is the birthplace of Jesus and therefore a holy site to Christians around the world.

The city is sacred to all three religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  In Hebrew, the town is called Bet Lehem ("House of Bread" ) and, in Arabic, it is Bet Lahm ("House of Meat").

Bethlehem has a population of approximately 50,000 people, with the Muslims holding a slight majority.


Stamp:
Christmas for All
(Issued 26-12-2010)

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