December 25, 2012

Christmas: Another Front in Israel-Palestine War

Max Fisher, Washington Post

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The Israeli-Palestinian media war, that bloodless contest for the world’s sympathies, is re-opening a perennial front: call it the war for Christmas. Official Israeli and Palestinian media offices are releasing Christmas messages endeavoring to champion the biggest holiday in Christianity, which also just happens to be the majority religion in Western countries that are deeply involved in the peace process. But Christians are a minority in both Israel and the Palestinian territories, a status that is sometimes apparent in their treatment.

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