Now that I’ve got all the bad news out of the way, I would like to wish all my Christian readers and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2016 be a year of peace, happiness and prosperity for all of us.
For those of you lucky enough to be here today, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism has published a list of the Christmas services and festivities taking place around the country
Here is a great holiday message from the IDF:
Tens of thousands of pilgrims from across the globe are flocking to Bethlehem to celebrate Midnight Mass.
As we all know, Israel is indeed a light unto the nations, particularly at Christmas-time:
Watch this video showing how Christians celebrate Christmas in Israel:
If you’re looking for some multi-culturalism (or an identity crisis!) go no further than Haifa, where they celebrate a Holiday of Holidays in the mixed Arab-Jewish neighbourhood of Wadi Nisnas.
And here is Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his message to our Christian friends:
I echo the PM’s prayers and blessings and say Amen! I hope that you have a peaceful, joyful festive season and I wish Merry Christmas to all those celebrating!