Bethlehem Booked

12.22.08 | Sarah Harnisch

If Jesus were born today, there still would be no room for Him at the inn. For the first time in years, Bethlehem hotels are fully booked this Christmas season.

Despite an increase in Palistinean violence, there has been an upswing in the local economy. More then one million tourists have visited the city so far this year. Another two hundred thousand are expected before the end of the year.

There are three thousand hotel rooms in the city booked through December 25th. If you are looking for a quick vacation, you may want to consider the stables instead.