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Known as an, “oasis of peace,” in a land characterized by conflict, Bethlehem University was created following the historic 1964 visit of Saint Pope Paul VI to the Holy Land. The University is a joint venture between the Holy See (Vatican) and the De la Salle Christian Brothers. It is the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land. The mission of the University is to provide quality higher education to the people of Palestine and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing, and use of knowledge. Bethlehem University aspires to foster shared values, moral principles, and dedication to serving the common good.

Bethlehem University Foundation is the U.S. registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entrusted with a focus to assist Bethlehem University (in the Holy Land) in achieving its mission and promoting Bethlehem University in the United States.

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Foundation Honors Awardees at Reception in Washington, D.C.

*Pictured above are award winners: Yousef Al Oitaba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (top photo) and Matthew Bunson, KCHS…

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Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) Launches Innovation Tourism Hub

Bethlehem Business Incubator at Bethlehem University launched the new “Tourism Innovation Hub” on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022. Tourism Innovation Hub…

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Chilean Ambassador delivers donated equipment

Chilean Ambassador Christian Hodges-Nugent and his deputy Mr. Ricardo Cardenas delivered a donated Portable Electro Cardiogram (ECG) device to Bethlehem…

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