CMEP Bulletin: No Christmas in Bethlehem

Far-right Israeli Activists Protest Jerusalem Christmas Event [Jerusalem Post]
A group of far-right Jewish activists protested outside Jerusalem’s YMCA over an event they believed encouraged Jewish children to decorate Christmas trees.

Israel’s Far-Right Lehava Group Protests Christmas Event Over Invite for Jews [Newsweek]
Protesters from Israel’s right-wing Lehava group demonstrated outside a Christian Christmas gathering in Jerusalem on Sunday, condemning what they said was an attempt to “murder” Jewish souls after the organizers invited Jews to attend.

Palestinian Authority Limits Christmas Celebrations in West Bank [The Washington Post]
The Palestinian Authority has asked municipalities to tone down their public Christmas celebrations this year amid escalating violence between Palestinians and Israelis.

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