3 things you can do for Bethlehem this Christmas

3 things you can do for Christmas


At this special time of the year, and for a fleeting moment, the little town of Bethlehem comes into people’s homes and hearts. This is the time to remind your friends and family that Bethlehem is not just a mention in the bible. It is a very important town in the Middle East. It is alive, it is dreaming and, just like all the cities of Palestine, it is struggling to secure a future. Bethlehem needs your support!

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Letter to the Times on the 25th anniversary of Oslo

Times letter about Oslo 13 September 2018Leila Sansour was a key signatory to a letter the Times, London, on 13 September 2018, calling for the British Government to: 

  • recognise now the state of Palestine alongside Israel on pre-June 1967 lines
  • uphold international law in deed, including the 4th Geneva Convention Britain drafted and ratified after WW II
  • give practical effect to UN Security Council Resolution 2334, condemning illegal Israeli settlements, and champion the Arab Peace Initiative, offering regional normality to Israel in return for Palestinian freedom.

The letter was initiated by Sir Vincent Fean and the Balfour Project


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18 reasons why to support recognition

There is an opportunity for the UK to recognise Palestine as a state alongside the state of Israel, recognised by the British Government 68 years ago.

Recognition is an attainable goal, entirely within the sovereign powers of our Government, independent of other states’ decisions, costing no money, and promised many times in the past.
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Thank you for supporting our US tour

The Open Bethlehem tour of the USA 2017 has now finished. If you've been inspired and would like to screen Open Bethlehem please get in touch. If you are based in the USA, Canada or the rest of the world please contact our film distributor 
Bullfrogfilms. If you are based in UK contact 
Screenings@OpenBethlehem.org. You can also join our mailing list. 

Tell your members of Congress to attend the Open Bethlehem screening

Open Bethlehem are working with the Arab American Institute to screen a 30 minute version of Open Bethlehem. This will be screened to members of Congress on 12 December. If you live in the USA please ask your senators and your representatives to attend. You can also RSVPWe have developed a web page and a poster to promote this screening.

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Open Bethlehem to screen on Capitol Hill

For immediate release

On December 12th, the critically acclaimed feature documentary ‘Open Bethlehem,’ will be screened on Capitol Hill. The screening, hosted by the Arab American Institute and Churches for Middle East Peace, will take place in the Rayburn Gold Room on December 12, at 2:00pm. ​

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A Passport and the USA Campaign ...

In the last couple of days I've seen two headlines which make Leila Sansour's film-slash-human-rights-movement Open Bethlehem both perfect and important ... Read More

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The Intermountain Catholic heralds screening of Open Bethlehem

The Intermountain Catholic has shared news of Open Bethlehem's screening in Utah.  

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Back in the USA

We are back for our second tour of the USA which started with screenings at Washington DC. Please see all confirmed screenings below or check our screenings page.  We will be adding more dates soon! We invite you all to come along and to share the news with your friends and networks.

If you think you can organize your own screening please do get in touch with us. We look forward to meeting you at one of our events!

UK screening at Friends House

We at Open Bethlehem are delighted to announce that we will be screening Open Bethlehem at Friends Meeting House, Euston on 12 September 2017. This is an opportunity to see this critically acclaimed film, hear from prominent supporters, become an ambassador and get involved. Leila Sansour will be talking about her film. The screening will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Book your tickets

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