Israel Bans Christmas Tree Display in Parliament

Speaker of Parliament nixes Christmas tree idea

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The speaker of Israeli parliament has denied a request by a Christian lawmaker to display a Christmas tree in the parliament building, a spokesman for the speaker said Monday.

Speaker Yuli Edelstein rejected his colleague’s request to publicly display a Christmas tree, but said he could have one in his office or in his party’s conference room, the Associated Press reports. A spokesman for Edelstein said that the refusal to allow a Christmas tree had nothing to do with Israel’s status as a Jewish state, but instead that keeping a tree in Parliament until Orthodox Christmas ends on Jan. 7 would be too long.

This isn’t the first ban on Christmas trees in Israel. The mayor of a Jewish town bordering Nazareth has refused to allow town-sponsored Christmas trees in the past, despite the fact that the town has some Christian residents.

[AP]

7 comments
kon-tiki
kon-tiki

i am a Catholic settled in Canada - I do NOT see any reason why Christians should insist on putting a christmas tree in their parliament. They can put it any where else. On a similar note how many Christians can party in Muslim countries. How many Christian girls are forced to wear head scarfs EVEN IN PALESTINE/ GAZA because of Muslim intimidation. How many bars were closed in West bank and Gaza.  I would ANYTIME be with Jews than with Muslims for what they are doing to Christians all over middle east. At least in Israel they can walk free with their heads held up. In fact Israel is the ONLY place in the middle east where Christians are free. 

pseudoflood99
pseudoflood99

There is no reason for Christians to support Israel at all.

mrxexon
mrxexon

Zionist state. Just so we're clear.


And it's high time the US Christian community wised up. Or do you need more slaps in your face?


Yes, you probably do. Because Israel is not what you've been told all these years.



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mohl
mohl

@mrxexon 

You are welcome to go to Mea Shearim any time you want.

mrxexon
mrxexon

@azmalhome

I would have to counter and say it's not Jews in general, but rather specific groups of them. 

The zionists of which I speak are white Euro-Russians. The same ones that founded modern Israel. It this one group that has essentially stripped Judaism of it's spirituality, and replaced it with this secular supremacist, nationalistic doctrine called zionism. 

Beware of those who call themselves Jews but are indeed something else. Neither Israel or these zionists represent world Jewry. Always keep that in mind when you hear Israel mentioned anywhere in the media. There is a great deal of deception at work here, and it has fouled not only Judaism, but Christianity and Islam as well.

These people know nothing but how to divide. It is the person who has the ability to recombine back into a whole that knows the way to God.