martes, 24 de diciembre de 2013

Santa Claus fights foreign-backed terrorists in Syria. Israeli parliament bans Christmas tree display

Santa Claus fights terrorists in Syria
Santa Claus fights terrorists in Syria

In recent days photos of fighters clad in Santa costumes posted on social media underscore Syrian Christians’ determination to fight back Takfiri and al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in the Arab country.

Syrian Christian citizens, along with other ethnic Syrians, have mobilized forces and taken up arms to fight back foreign-backed terrorists who stormed the Arab country three years ago.

With the arrival of the cold season and snowfall which are harbinger of Christmas, Syrian Christians remained resolute not to leave their homes but fight back terrorists and celebrate Christmas.

The foreign-sponsored armed groups, including al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists, recently have stormed several predominantly Christian towns and villages and massacred the Christian residents.

Earlier this month, Bishop Luca al-Khoury, a senior Orthodox Church official, has urged Christians to take up arms in Syria and defend themselves against extremists, condemning the international community for not stopping flow of arms to Syria militants.

Syrian army supported by citizens has taken advantage of the severe weather conditions of winter to push terrorists back.

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Israeli parliament bans Christmas tree display

A Palestinian boy and his grandmother decorate a Christmas tree on their balcony overlooking Israel

A Palestinian boy and his grandmother decorate a Christmas tree on their balcony overlooking 

Israel's controversial separation barrier in the biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem, the place where Christians believe Jesus was born, on December 16, 2010 ahead of Christmas celebrations.
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 says.

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 reported.

A spokesman for Edelstein said on Monday that keeping a tree in Parliament until Orthodox Christmas ends on January 7 would be too long.

This isn’t the first ban on Christmas trees in Israel.

The mayor of an Israeli town bordering Nazareth has refused to allow town-sponsored Christmas trees in the past, despite the fact that the town has some Christian residents.

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