Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

In 1989, the West Bank village of Bayt Sahour made international headlines by staging a successful tax strike against Israeli military authorities. My introduction to Bayt Sahour came six years earlier, in late December 1983, when I attended Latin Christmas Eve celebrations at Manger Square in neighboring Bethlehem. In mid-afternoon, Palestinian scouts in colorful uniforms, carrying banners and playing bagpipes and drums, marched into the square to greet the Latin Patriarch on his arrival from Jerusalem to prepare for Midnight Mass.

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How to cite this article:

Glenn Bowman "Religion and Political Identity in Bayt Sahour," Middle East Report 164-165 (May/June 1990).