Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

News Brief

March 23, 2000
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass in Palestinian-ruled Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and issued a plea for a Palestinian homeland. The “torment” of the Palestinian people “has gone on too long,” the pope said at a welcoming ceremony with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.

Recommended from JTA