This is not the heartland, but the Holy Land. The Baraka Bible Presbyterian Church, led by Awad, sits off the main road in the West Bank village of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. It’s an evangelical church that is proudly, defiantly Palestinian.
Protests broke out across the Middle East in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Demonstrators took to the streets of Cairo, Istanbul, Amman, Bethlehem, Ramallah, and other cities.
Israel will not go ahead with its planned exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Frankfurt, Germany because the German government has said it cannot guarantee that the scrolls will be returned if the Palestinians or Jordanians claim them.