By Henry Norr, November 12, 2007
It is unconscionable that Bethlehem should be allowed to die slowly from strangulation.
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2005
Bethlehem at Christmas time – by now it’s an old chestnut for Middle East reporters. Every December, you can find feature stories about the city of Jesus’ birth in mainstream media outlets across the Western world – publications that have, in most cases, reported nothing about the place since the previous holiday season