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'Living Stones' of Christianity disappearing from Holy Land

...Christian representation. Christians have been given six seats on the authority's 88-member legislative council. Elias Freij, the mayor of Bethlehem is a Christian. "We have one motto here," Mr. Freij said. "We say religion is for God...
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Bethlehem celebrates Christmas for the world

...main police station, which was draped in a Palestinian flag. Absent from the Bethlehem festivities was longtime mayor Elias Freij, who was hospitalized earlier this week in Jerusalem with a mild case of pneumonia. In the morning, a parade of Boy...