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Palestinian Christians Leaving the West Bank

Israeli forces retreat to the outskirts of Bethlehem to permit Christmas observations, but few Christian Palestinians are celebrating this year. Amid dim prospects and deep frustration over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, emigrations from the West Bank have picked up. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.

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Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.