NEWS

Church of the Nativity…

US President George W. Bush is seen with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos during a visit to the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem yesterday. Bush took advantage of a Middle East tour to make a pilgrimage to the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ in the occupied West Bank. Hardening his tone toward Israel, Bush urged an end to ‘the occupation’ of the West Bank. The USA rarely uses the politically charged word ‘occupation’ to describe Israel’s hold on lands captured in a 1967 war.