Book launch: The Bereavement of Martyred Palestinian Children: Gendered, Religious and National Perspectives by Maram Nasarwi. A.M. Qattan Foundation.
Book launch: Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding by Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian about Palestinian childhood. A.M. Qattan Foundation.
LEJ concert organized by the Institut français de Jérusalem – Chateaubriand Gaza Ramallah, in cooperation with Bethlehem Municipality and Alliance Française de Bethléem. Bethlehem Peace Center.
Wednesday 1 – Friday 10
Bethlehem between Sight and Insight is a photography exhibition by the photographer Elias Halabi. Bab idDeir Art Gallery.
Warriors Passed by Here is a solo exhibition by Vera Tamari organized by Gallery One in cooperation with Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, presenting Tamari’s recent work in ceramic sculpture, painting, and installations, encompassing a multi-dimensional edge in her artistic practice over half a century, and drawing on her intimate memories, her visions, both troubled and beautiful, of Palestinian land and seascapes, and her interrogation of the past of a fragile and battle-scarred land. Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.
Opening of a retrospective exhibition, Forensic Architecture: Assembled Practices, by Suzan Hijab. A.M. Qattan Foundation.
Screening of short films, curated by Maike Mia Höhne, including Have You Ever Killed a Bear – or Becoming Jamila, Hand Tinting, Afronauts, Ten-Metre Tower, Symbolic Threats. A.M. Qattan Foundation.
Screening of short films, curated by Maike Mia Höhne, including The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Song of Young Men, Martin Cries, November, Red Chewing Gum, Everything. A.M. Qattan Foundation.
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, produced in 1972 and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, is a 119-minute German film with Arabic subtitles that presents an insightful exploration of the nature of relationships in the story of a famous fashion designer called Petra von Kant. A.M. Qattan Foundation.
Arrival of the Custos of the Holy Land in a procession that culminates at Manger Square, to celebrate Roman Catholic Epiphany Eve. St. Catherine’s Church.
8:30 Welcoming of the Syrian Orthodox bishop’s procession for the celebration of Orthodox Christmas Eve. Along Star Street to Manger Square to the Syrian Church of the Virgin Mary.
9:30 Welcoming of the Coptic bishop’s procession for the celebration of Orthodox Christmas Eve. Along Star Street to Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity.
10:00 Pontifical High Mass celebrated by the Custos of the Holy Land, attended by the Mayor of Bethlehem and the consuls of Jerusalem. St. Catherine’s Church.
10:30 Welcoming of the Greek Orthodox patriarch’s procession for the celebration of Greek Orthodox Christmas Eve. Along Star Street to Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity.
14:45 Welcoming of the Ethiopian bishop’s procession for the celebration of Orthodox Christmas Eve. Manger Square, in front of Bethlehem Municipality building towards Milk Grotto Street to the Ethiopian Church – Ethiopian Monastery of Peace – Church of Eyesus, Milk Grotto Street.
23:30 Greek Orthodox Christmas liturgy. Church of the Nativity.
Welcoming of the Armenian patriarch. Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity.
Human Rights conference organized by the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission. Bethlehem Peace Center.