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December 25, 2009
December 25, 2009: The REAL Spirit of Christmas, More from Bethlehem and HOPE!

"HOPE has two children.The first is ANGER at the way things are. The second is COURAGE to DO SOMETHING about it."-St. Augustine

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Dear Eileen

Thank you so much for your kind interest of the situation in the Holy city Bethlehem...

Faith makes all things possible;

Hope makes all things work and Love makes all things beautiful.

The real spirit of Christmas is to have mercy, love and faith.

Wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
May God Bless You all,

Claire Anastas and Family

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On July 18, 2007, I wrote:


Yesterday I spent the day in Dheisheh one of the three nearly 60 year old refugee camps in the Little Town of Bethlehem: Occupied Territory.


I listened to but a few of the over 11,000 Muslims who live there and are crammed into less than one square kilometer of land and over 6,000 of the residents are children under the age of 18.


The word on the street-or to be more accurate in the winding narrow alleys with no names in this 'Holy Ghetto' is that no one has any faith that America’s promise of money will change anything at all until the occupation ends and the inalienable right to return to one’s homeland becomes a fact on the ground in the Holy Land.


After spending a hospitable and enjoyable afternoon in the home of a peace seeking Muslim family, I returned to Jerusalem through the Terminal and checkpoint that divides that ancient town from her sister Little Town of Bethlehem: Occupied Territory at 7 PM and my Irish temper was once again raised.



I could have been picked up by my Jerusalem taxi driver inside the checkpoint area right next to the Orwellian Israeli Ministry of Tourism’s sign that tourists in buses see at the checkpoint from Jerusalem into Bethlehem that proclaims:

"Peace, Peace, Peace."


But as the prophet Jeremiah said:

"'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace."-Jeremiah 6:14


I chose to go the way Palestinians must go and which puts one in mind of cattle being led to the slaughter.


The Terminal is a sterile, frigid steel and concrete structure with concealed cameras with 18 year old Israeli soldiers pacing above one’s head on a cat walk or sitting inside glass encased tombs where they watch and check backpacks, shoes, belts, jewelry and anything else they demand be removed so as to be viewed through an x-ray machine.


One is also held back from moving on, until the green light comes on and the turnstiles are released that allowed only four people at a time to go through during my journey through the Terminal. 


At 7 PM all the Palestinians who have been allowed into Jerusalem for the day, must return to the Little Town of Bethlehem and the long line of men trying to get back in had slowed everyone's exit out, for only one young soldier was checking visas and passports behind the glass encased tomb for all who entered and exited.


BUT, what got my Irish temper up and flaming was the fact that every Palestinian’s papers were closely examined; but my American passport got me a smile and a wave through from the baby faced soldier inside his glass encased tomb.


A Muslim mother and her three children had been in front of me all the while.

The little ones broke my heart; for all they know of Israelis is through the barrel of a gun, or behind a glass encased tomb that prevents human contact with the other.



Did you know that in November 2005, Senator Hillary Clinton stood on the Jerusalem side of The Wall and claimed it was good for security?


Pardon my French, but this is total bullshit!


When I was in Israel Palestine in December 2005, every taxi driver-and would be ‘terrorist’ knew the way into Jerusalem from Bethlehem was through Beit Jala where The Wall was not completed and the checkpoint was unmanned.


The Wall is NOT being built on the internationally recognized 1949 Green Line boundary between Israel and the West Bank.


The wall is on Palestinian land that according to international law must be returned to Palestinians. 


The direct effect of the wall is that 10% of the West Bank will be confiscated and Palestinians are separated from each other and enclosed in Bantustans; open air prisons.


USA citizens also contribute over one million dollars per mile to construct The Wall which the Intrernational Court of Justice has deemed illegal and must come down.


The Wall is three times as long and twice as high as the Berlin Wall and once completed it will reach over 700 km, completely encircling and dividing the West Bank and 295,000 to 400,000 Palestinians will be isolated from the West Bank because their homes will fall between The Wall and the Green Line.


Rural populations are walled off from urban centers where essential services are available, such as hospitals, schools, markets and their places of worship.


The Wall is composed of cement and/or electrified fence with sniper towers, trenches, trace roads, patrol roads, gates, footprint detection fields, sensors, and cameras on both forms.


Israel has total control of the movement of all the inhabitants and the route of The Wall insures that all settlements’ will fall on the Israeli side together with most of the best Palestinian agriculture land and underground water.



Hillary Clinton, nor any member of Congress that I am aware of has ever bothered to enter into the Little Town of Bethlehem: Occupied Territory and birth place of The Prince of Peace, to see what The Wall has done to the Palestinian economy.



During my times in the Little Town of Bethlehem: Occupied Territory I have spent hours just walking around, “streets that are dead” [Bob Dylan].

Shops are closed and restaurants and hotels are empty.


I witnessed many tourists disembark from their air-conditioned big fat Tour buses at The Church of The Nativity, take a quick tour and shoot some film but without ever really looking around them to the reality of occupied territory!


After shooting their photos and maybe saying a prayer, they would all climb back into their big fat buses and roll on out of occupied territory, for tourists do not want to know what is really going down in occupied territory.


I often wonder if they just check Bethlehem off their itinerary and so remain clueless to the facts on the ground.

Ignorance is only bliss for the proud and deluded.


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People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
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If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
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If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
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