I would like to wish all my Christian readers and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2018 be a year of peace, happiness and prosperity for all of us.
Christmas is celebrated somewhat differently in Israel to the Western world:
The Jerusalem Post has a lovely photo essay of Christmas celebrations across the Middle East.
Israel provides its Christian community with trees for their Christmas decorations:
And here are some Christmas messages from Israel:
Watch this lovely video below:
Here is some good news for all of us:
And here is the Christmas message from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu:
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!