The people of Bethlehem themselves are unable to travel freely, restricted by military checkpoints and the Separation Wall. These have an impact upon every aspect of people’s lives including their businesses, education and contact with family.
The Cremisan Valley is a predominantly Christian area near Bethlehem. For more than ten years people in the region opposed the Israeli government’s proposals to build the Separation Wall through the valley.
The Tent of Nations is a Christian-run farm in the hills near Bethlehem. It brings together people from different communities - under a banner of peace - to promote understanding, respect and coexistence.
Get in touch with Friends of the Holy Land for advice on making a pilgrimage to Bethlehem that includes time with Palestinian Christian families and supports projects run by the local Churches.