The Book of Ruth is much more than a story about one woman’s conversion to Judaism and love for the Jewish people. Many laws and customs are based on her experiences.

Israeli security forces arrested a Bethlehem-based Hamas terror cell that carried out a suicide bombing attack on a bus in Jerusalem in April and had plans to carry out further suicide attacks, the Shin Bet (Israel's Security Agency) cleared for publication on Sunday.

The plight of Palestinian Christians does not interest the international community, because Israel cannot be blamed for demolishing the antiquities. If the current policy against Christians persists, the day will come when no Christians will be left in Bethlehem.

In Bethlehem, Palestinian Authority police came under fire for its excessive and brutal tactics used in dealing with protesters outside PA police headquarters in the city.