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      Archive: 12/19/2012
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        12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773

      Jerusalem Mayor Says Merry Christmas to Area Christians


      Mayor Nir Barkat met with local Christian residents of Jerusalem on Wednesday. He visited the area which is today known as the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Municipality stated that Mayor Barkat spoke with "local religious leaders, residents, and store keepers to wish them a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Mayor Barkat took the opportunity while meeting with representatives of the Old City’s Christian leadership to discuss the challenges facing their communities and to address their concerns regarding traffic conditions, infrastructure, and the expansion of schools."