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Bethlehem Destination Guide

Explore Bethlehem in Palestinian Territory.

Bethlehem in the region of West Bank with it's 29,019 inhabitants is a town in Palestinian Territory - some 314 mi (or 505 km) South-East of East Jerusalem, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Bethlehem in Palestinian Territory

Current time in Bethlehem is now 02:30 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Hebron" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Damascus, Amman, Tyre, Beirut or Ad Dawhah. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

17°C / 63 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Evening Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Night Temperature 9°C / 49 °F
Chance of rainfall 2%
Air Humidity 96%
Air Pressure 999.4 hPa
Wind Speed with 2 km/h (2 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 12% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Friday, 23rd of February 2018
Light rain, calm, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 17°C (63 °F)
Night: 13°C (56 °F)
Saturday, 24th of February 2018
Light rain, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 16°C (62 °F)
Night: 12°C (53 °F)
Sunday, 25th of February 2018
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 21°C (70 °F)
Night: 11°C (51 °F)



02:42 min ( December 05, 2012 by HolyLandMissions)
Views: 2,198 - Rating: 5/5

Still shopping for that perfect Christmas present, one that expresses gratitude to God for the gift of his Son? Consider Bethlehem, the city of Jesus' birth. As Christmas approaches here*here*guess wh...

Christmas in Bethlehem 2012

35:04 min ( December 26, 2012 by David Lanier)
Views: 600 - Rating: 3.57143/5

Some video of the various Scout troops marching through Bethlehem up to Manger Square and the arrival of the Latin Patriarch on Christmas Eve Day 2012

Bethlehem's Church of Nativity: A Christ...

07:26 min ( December 24, 2010 by Glenn Campbell)
Views: 858 - Rating: 3/5

Glenn Campell's 2nd video from Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. An overview of Bethlehem, then a tour of the Church of the Nativity, the alleged birth site of Jesus. Ends up in manger square during a Chris...

The Old City and Bethlehem Frenchclasses...

02:32 min ( March 30, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW1)
Views: 1,156 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Frenchclasses's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these...

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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Bethlehem during the next days.


Dead Sea Hot Springs Einot Kedem Or Metsoke Dragot Mud Bath Off Road 4x4 Jeep Tours.

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אלי והבלולים

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Wholisitic Spiritual Permaculture Design Course

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16th International Meeting : Mediterranean Society Of Otology And Audiology

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Interesting facts about this location

Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity is a basilica located in Bethlehem, Palestinian territories. The church was originally commissioned in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother Helena over the site that is still traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. The Church of the Nativity site's original basilica was completed in 339 AD and destroyed by fire during the Samaritan Revolts in the sixth century AD.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.7, 35.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:4th-century church buildings, Ancient churches in the Holy Land, Armenian Apostolic Churches, Basilica churches in Asia, Buildings and structures in Bethlehem, Christmas events and celebrations, Churches in the West Bank, Eastern Orthodox church buildings, Roman Catholic churches in Asia, Visitor attractions in the Palestinian territories, World Heritage Sites in Palestine

Bethlehem University

Bethlehem University is the first university founded in the West Bank, Palestinian National Authority. Bethlehem University traces its roots to 1893 when the De La Salle Christian Brothers opened schools in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Nazareth, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt.

More reading: Bethlehem University homepage
Located at 31.7, 35.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Bethlehem University, Buildings and structures in Bethlehem, Educational institutions established in 1973, Lasallian educational institutions, Universities and colleges in the Palestinian territories

Har Homa

Har Homa is a neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem, near Beit Sahour. Built on land annexed to the Jerusalem municipality by Israel after the 1967 Six-Day War, it is considered by much of the world an illegal Israeli settlement, although Israel disputes this. The neighborhood was officially renamed Homat Shmuel in 1998 after Shmuel Meir, a former deputy mayor of Jerusalem, who played an active role in its development before he was killed in a car accident in 1996.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.7, 35.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Israeli settlements, Neighbourhoods of Jerusalem


The Talpiot program is also an elite academic program affiliated with the IDF Talpiot, is a neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem, Israel, established in 1922 by Zionist pioneers.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.7, 35.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Neighbourhoods of Jerusalem, Populated places established in 1922

Jerusalem Malha Railway Station

Jerusalem Malha Railway Station is the main Israel Railways station in Jerusalem. The station is located in the southern neighborhood of Malha, across from the Jerusalem Shopping Mall and Teddy Stadium.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.7, 35.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Jerusalem, Railway stations in Israel, Railway stations opened in 2005, Transport in Jerusalem

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A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

Moslih Eddin Saadi