Season 20, Episode 21 The Siege of Bethlehem

First Aired: June 13, 2002

“The Siege of Bethlehem” chronicles the April-May 2002 standoff between Palestinians holed up in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity and Israeli forces outside. Filmed by the British producers of the April 2002 “Frontline” report “The Battle for the Holy Land,” the hour charts firsthand the “dynamic between using force and negotiation” on the Israeli side, as series executive editor Louis Wiley puts it. And it observes Palestinians as they negotiate. Also: an interview with the father of a Palestinian killed during the standoff.

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