What kind of behavior is expected from the visiting Internationals?
Palestinian society is a bit conservative, although Bethlehem is slightly less conservative than most of Palestine. You might find restaurants in Bethlehem that serve alcohol, as well as bars. Still, Internationals should be careful to be culturally sensitive and respect the cultural norms; especially male/female relations. It is very important to pay attention to Palestinian culture and traditions in terms of acceptable behavior. Its important to respect your family and their beliefs and not offend them.