Abbas’ Christmas message calls for Christians to join with Palestinians in fight against “occupation”
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent out a Christmas message which, rather than wishing “peace on earth, Good will to men”, was essentially a call for Christians to join in the nationalist fight against Israel. The transcript of the address was published in the English-language online edition of WAFA news on Friday. Abbas began his […]
Some 80,000 Muslim, Jewish, and Christian spectators came to Nazareth to watch the 40th annual Christmas Parade on Saturday. Nazareth, believed to be the childhood home of Jesus, is Israel’s largest Christian city. Taking part in the procession for the second year in a row was also the “Home of Jesus The King Church” Established […]
Ahead of Christmas, several Israeli leaders sent out their greetings for the holiday to Christians in Israel and all over the world. “From the holy city of Jerusalem, I wish Christian communities in the Holy Land and around the world a very Merry Christmas!” tweeted Israeli president Isaac Herzog, who sent out the message also […]
His image is based on Saint Nicholas, the 4th Century Christian who devoted his life to giving generously to the poor. Therefore, Santa Claus — or Father Christmas — is perhaps one of the most recognizable symbols of Christianity and Christmas. Yet, in the West Bank where the number of Christians has precipitously declined in recent years […]
Although these holidays are observed by two separate religions, both Hanukkah and Christmas have one thing in common: They highlight the Jewish people’s ancient connection to the Land of Israel.
One of the most odious aspects of the so-called War on Christmas is Western appeasement of Muslim sensibilities.
Some 120,000 Christians arriving in Israel for the upcoming holiday.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Christians and Jews, especially when Christmas and Hanukkah coincide, as they do this season. Jews around the world will celebrate Hanukkah this year from December 18 until December 26th. When I used to live in the United States, the union of the two winter holidays aroused […]
While Jewish holidays in Israel are spectacular, marked by public events and widespread celebration, many Christians come to Israel specifically to celebrate Christmas in the Holy land. For them, it represents an irreplaceable experience. The winter season in Israel is markedly different than in the US. Christians make up less than 2% of the population […]
On the surface, Christmas preparations are back with a vengeance in the Bethlehem area after two bleak pandemic years. In Beit Sahour, a small town that borders Bethlehem, where Christians believe the angels announced the birth of Jesus, Christmas bling adorns almost every business. Tour groups file in and out of the grounds of the […]