King David’s Hometown

Bethlehem, Palestine

Bethlehem, Palestine

I got this Palestinian postcard from Zuhair. I am sure that every christian in the world knows this place as the place where our Lord and Saviour was born. So, as we all know, this city has a great deal of history to it. It has been ruled by the Apiru, Rome, Judah, Israel, the Ottomans, annexed by Great Britain, Egypt, Jordan and has since 1995 been governed by the Palestinian authority. Though the city has a muslim majority, it is home to the largest christian minority in Palestine. The church of nativity, seen in the middle of this postcard, attracts thousands of christian pilgrims to the town each year. Certainly a great postcard to add to my collection, thank you Zuhair!