Bethlehem in what's now the West Bank is considered the birthplace of Jesus. But an Israeli archeologist has spent years excavating another town of Bethlehem, this one in Galilee, where he's uncovered an inn, a monastery.
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool is re-tracing the route taken by Mary and Joseph in the biblical Christmas story on their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. And as the story goes, Mary and Joseph traveled by donkey.
Israeli police evicted dragged more than 250 Jewish settlers out of a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron. But the settlers became violent afterward. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's James Stevenson.
There's been a growing number of Jewish settler attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. Some settlers say the attacks are justified. Each side blames the other and both blame the Israeli army for not protecting them.
The World's Aaron Schachter tells us about a new play that opened in Beirut this week. It's an adaptation of a critically acclaimed book about the Israeli curfew imposed on the West Bank Palestinian city of Ramallah in 2002.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is on her seventh trip to the Middle East, looking for some middle ground between Israelis and Palestinians. Lisa Mullins finds out more from The World's Quil Lawrence.
Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish was laid to rest today in the West Bank town of Ramallah, and thousands turned out to say good bye to Darwish, who gave voice to the Palestinian independence movement, as Correspondent Linda Gradstein reports.