Bethlehem is a sad place this year for Christmas–again. A wave of
violence involving Israel and Palestinians has frightened tourists and pilgrims away. It seems to happen almost every year. Palestinians automatically blame Israel, but I wonder why it is that whenever violence erupts, it’s always in the late fall. Coincidence? I discussed Christmas in Bethlehem a few minutes ago with host P.J. Maloney on KQV Radio in Pittsburgh.