Three years ago I visited Bethlehem and the birthplace of Jesus Christ. I invite you to see some of my photos and read about this most amazing place as we contemplate what happened there so many Christmases ago.
Earlier this week, the United States, Iran and five other world powers came to an agreement about Iran's nuclear program. One of the biggest critics of the agreement is Israel, particularly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, discussed the issues that most concern Israel in an interview.
Ismail Haniyeh told a gathering on Friday near Gaza City that "we cannot accept or deal with any international decision to disarm the resistance" -- a reference to Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups.