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Israelis barely celebrate secular New Year, Christmas

Israelis barely celebrate secular New Year, Christmas

A new study by the Jewish People Policy Institute finds only a small minority of Israelis mark the secular New Year, Chrismas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2018 18:04
Thousands at Christmas celebrations in Nazareth

Thousands at Christmas celebrations in Nazareth

Israeli Arab Christians celebrate Christmas in parade that took place in northern city of Nazareth.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2018 22:56
Christmas sympathy for Palestinian Arabs - wrapped in lies

Christmas sympathy for Palestinian Arabs - wrapped in lies

Those bemoaning the Palestinian Arabs deprived of Christmas peace "through no fault of their own" might remember that 90% are Muslims to whom the holiday is a reason for jihad. And that's not all. Barry Shaw, 24/12/2018 20:31
'Get a load of this'

'Get a load of this'

PM Netanyahu slams Iran for saying 'Merry Christmas' while jailing Christians, asks world to pray for Christians suffering under Iran rule.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2017 15:32
Ukraine: Christmas play turns anti-Semitic

Ukraine: Christmas play turns anti-Semitic

Christmas play at Polish consulate in Ukraine includes anti-Semitic message.JTA, 27/12/2017 19:16
The night the UNRWA stole Xmas

The night the UNRWA stole Xmas

There is a new version of the story of the beginning of Christianity, author UNRWA. David Bedein, 24/12/2017 18:45
 PLO Washington office cancels Christmas reception

PLO Washington office cancels Christmas reception

Office of PLO says 'difficult decision' to cancel event about Christmas in Bethlehem on same day as Trump's Jerusalem announcement.JTA, 06/12/2017 18:45
Jerusalem Hanukkah event to feature Santa Claus and Mohammed?

Jerusalem Hanukkah event to feature Santa Claus and Mohammed?

Residents fuming after a Jerusalem community center's annual Hanukkah party will also honor Mohammed and Santa Claus.Tzvi Lev, 30/11/2017 15:00
No investigation against Technion rabbi

No investigation against Technion rabbi

State Prosecutor refuses to open investigation against Technion rabbi who told religious students to avoid building with Christmas tree.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2017 22:25
How Islamists are celebrating Christmas this year

How Islamists are celebrating Christmas this year

​​​​​​​The slow-but-steady int'l Muslim advance on Christians, especially this past week, gives Islamists reason to celebrate Christmas.Hillel Fendel, 26/12/2016 01:15
Christmas tree causes uproar at Technion

Christmas tree causes uproar at Technion

Rabbi of Technion forbids students from entering building with Christmas tree, calls tree a pagan symbol and worse than a Christian symbol.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/12/2016 17:18
Christian-Arab Israeli soldiers celebrate Xmas

Christian-Arab Israeli soldiers celebrate Xmas

Jerusalem celebrations highlight rise in Christian IDF recruits, with Father Naddaf hoping they can become viewed as patriotic Israelis.Shoshana Miskin, 24/12/2015 21:31
Netanyahu sends Christians Christmas greetings

Netanyahu sends Christians Christmas greetings

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sends Christmas greetings to Christians in Israel and across the world.Ari Soffer, 24/12/2015 19:00
Ben Gurion to shut down tomorrow as strike begins

Ben Gurion to shut down tomorrow as strike begins

Nationwide public sector strike could spoil travel plans for thousands of Christian pilgrims heading to the Holy Land for Christmas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2015 18:14
Christmas the day that Diaspora Jews feel Jewish

Christmas the day that Diaspora Jews feel Jewish

Whether it is the 'Matzoball' or eating Chinese food, Jews have created a counterculture to celebrate their own 'otherness' in the U.S.Raphael Poch, 22/12/2015 17:42
Bentzi Gopshtain calls missionaries 'vampires'

Bentzi Gopshtain calls missionaries 'vampires'

Left-wing activists claim Lehava leader Bentzi Gopshtain called all Christians 'vampires' in article calling to ban Christmas.Ari Soffer, 22/12/2015 16:00
Lehava protests Jerusalem Christmas fair

Lehava protests Jerusalem Christmas fair

Anti-assimilation activists denounce YMCA fair as attempt to steal Jewish souls.Matt Wanderman, 29/11/2015 21:42
Police Shot Outside Church on Coptic Christmas Eve

Police Shot Outside Church on Coptic Christmas Eve

Three policemen killed in Egypt as Islamist violence continues; authorities ramp up security in anticipation of more attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2015 20:55
J'lem Municipality Hands Out Free Christmas Trees

J'lem Municipality Hands Out Free Christmas Trees

Jewish capital? Councilman King notes 'no free hanukkiyot,' and wishes rabbis who supported Mayor Barkat 'merry Christmas.'Ari Yashar, 30/12/2014 16:04
PA Co-opts Jesus the 'Palestinian Messiah, Martyr'

PA Co-opts Jesus the 'Palestinian Messiah, Martyr'

PA Christmas tradition of rewriting history continues as Jesus claimed as 'first Palestinian' by senior officials and Abbas.Ari Yashar, 29/12/2014 09:21
Israel a Safe Haven for Middle East Christians

Israel a Safe Haven for Middle East Christians

Netanyahu uses Christmas address to highlight plight of Middle East's Christians; calls on Jews, Christians to unite against common threat.Ari Soffer, 25/12/2014 14:55
NGOs Use Christian Anti-Semitism to Urge BDS

NGOs Use Christian Anti-Semitism to Urge BDS

NGO Monitor annual report shows how the 'holiday spirit' has NGOs worldwide pushing religious demonization of Israel.Ari Yashar, 23/12/2014 17:40
Edelstein: Christmas Trees Reind Jews of Suffering

Edelstein: Christmas Trees Reind Jews of Suffering

The reason he did not sanction one in front of the Knesset had nothing to do with Christians, but with Jews, says MK Yuli Edelstein.David Lev, 26/12/2013 14:57
Christmas Bombing Targets Iraqi Christians

Christmas Bombing Targets Iraqi Christians

Terrorist attack targeting worshippers leaving service, as Iraq's Christians face a bleak future.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/12/2013 12:48
Abbas to Christians: Visit PA During Papal Visit

Abbas to Christians: Visit PA During Papal Visit

PA Chairman, ever the opportunist, uses reports of Papal visit to encourage PA tourism, rally for more international support.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2013 19:58
PLO Video Claims Jesus was 'Palestinian'

PLO Video Claims Jesus was 'Palestinian'

Video uses Christmas 'magic' to push demonization of Israel; claims Jesus 'was of its own.'Tova Dvorin, 23/12/2013 17:17
Edelstein Nixes Knesset Christmas Tree

Edelstein Nixes Knesset Christmas Tree

Edelstein nixes Christian Arab MK’s request for an official Christmas tree in Knesset entrance.Maayana Miskin, 22/12/2013 12:48
IDF, PA Coordinate Christmas Merriment

IDF, PA Coordinate Christmas Merriment

IDF agrees to relax security so Christians living under PA can celebrate with family in Israel.Maayana Miskin, 19/12/2013 11:06
Romania Broadcasts Anti-Semitic Christmas Carol

Romania Broadcasts Anti-Semitic Christmas Carol

State-operated station broadcasts carol with anti-Semitic slurs on station to rural communities; officials shirk responsibility.Tova Dvorin, 12/12/2013 00:13
Video: PM Pledges to Ensure Religious Freedom

Video: PM Pledges to Ensure Religious Freedom

Netanyahu: "Israel is proud of its record of religious tolerance and pluralism, and will continue to protect freedom of religion for all."Rachel Hirshfeld , 25/12/2012 01:44
Catholic Leader: Christmas is 'Birth of Palestine'

Catholic Leader: Christmas is 'Birth of Palestine'

The Patriarch of Jerusalem's Roman Catholic Church declared Christmas is also a celebration of … the birth of the state of Palestine.”Chana Ya'ar, 24/12/2012 21:41
The Last Christmas in Muslim Middle East?

The Last Christmas in Muslim Middle East?

Militant Islam is wiping out Christianity in the Muslim Middle East, according to a new study by the British think tank Civitas.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu , 24/12/2012 17:02
Christmas Tree Gone from Jaffa Gate

Christmas Tree Gone from Jaffa Gate

Report: Jerusalem municipality claimed the tree was "a three-day event."Gil Ronen, 24/12/2012 09:28
Syrian Christian Nightmare of a Black Christmas

Syrian Christian Nightmare of a Black Christmas

Dreams of a white Christmas have turned to nightmares of a black one for those in Syria observing the December 25th holiday. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 24/12/2012 07:29
Foreign Ministry Probe over 'Jesus' Post

Foreign Ministry Probe over 'Jesus' Post

Israel on defensive after embassy in Ireland posted: if Jesus and Mary were alive, they would probably be lynched in Bethlehem.Gil Ronen, 22/12/2012 19:52
‘O Boycott All ye Faithful’: Anti-Israel Christmas

‘O Boycott All ye Faithful’: Anti-Israel Christmas

Several PA-based Christian organizations are getting in the holiday spirit with attacks on Israel, including ‘Jews killed Jesus’ libel.Maayana Miskin, 21/12/2012 11:37
PA Plays Jesus Card

PA Plays Jesus Card

The PA booted most Christian residents out of Bethlehem, but claims Jesus was a Shaheed, defying history and the New Testament.Gil Ronen, 25/12/2010 22:16
PA Christian Holiday Measures

PA Christian Holiday Measures

New goodwill gestures by the government to the Palestinian Authority herald the start of the Christian holiday season in Judea and Samaria.Chana Ya'ar, 19/12/2010 16:45
IDF Eases Arab Travel for Xmas

IDF Eases Arab Travel for Xmas

The IDF is significantly easing travel limits for Arabs during the Christian holidays and is allowing an unlimited number of Arabs to enter IsraelTzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 24/12/2009 13:10
CHRISTMAS AND PAGANISM* 2009

CHRISTMAS AND PAGANISM* 2009

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