A Christmas tree cannot be displayed in Israel: Israel's parliament bans Christmas tree display
It seems Israelis are unconcerned with catering to Christians?
The office of the speaker of Israel's parliament says he has rejected a Christian lawmaker's request to publically display a Christmas tree in the building.
Eran Sidis, a spokesman for Yuli Edelstein, said Monday that the speaker rejected yesterday's request, but said the parliamentarian could display a Christmas tree in his office and his party's conference room.
Sidis denied the rejection was connected to Israel's Jewish character. He said displaying the tree until Orthodox Christmas January 7 would be too long.Just put the display up a little later. Simple enough remedy to accommodate the Christian population
Hanna Swaid, a Christian opposition lawmaker from Israel's Arab minority, said a Christmas tree would promote multiculturalism and freedom of religion.
There have been previous bans on public Christmas tree displays. The mayor of a Jewish town bordering Nazareth has previously refused them, though some Christians live there.Israel is not a nation that concerns itself with other religions. It is a theocracy.
Unlike Syria, where multiple religious followers lived peacefully. Until the Western/Israeli destabilization began.
Perhaps the Christians could try for a nativity scene next year?
|nothing elaborate, just simple and tasteful.|
See the poorly attended, due to very small percentage (2.2%) of followers in the US, lighting of
And of course one of several available pics of PM Stephen Harper being very tolerant
Israel: A nation that makes it's intolerant attitudes clearer with each action it takes
Banning Christmas trees. Burning bibles. Fomenting sectarian violence through covert ops.
Suppressing the free speech rights of others by using the 'anti-semite' label like a hammer to bash down criticism of their numerous negative actions. Operation Cast Lead for instance. While freely demonizing everyone else...