? Christmas in the Middle East

December 2010, Israeli comedians singing a traditional Christmas song about the Christian communities in Muslim countries.

December 2011, Israeli comedians singing a traditional Christmas song in honor of the upcoming Islamization of Europe.

IRAQ –  In celebration of Christmas and the one-year anniversary of the country’s defeat of ISIS, Iraq has again raised its largest Christmas tree in a theme park in the capital Baghdad.

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The Christmas tree initiative began last December, upon Iraq declaring its “final victory” over ISIS, when an Iraqi businessman built the tree in a gesture of unity with Christians during their auspicious celebrations.

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Baghdad is throwing itself into the spirit of Christmas, with shops and restaurants festooned with decorations, trees, and effigies of Santa Claus.

Iraq has again raised its largest Christmas tree in a theme park in the capital Baghdad. (2)Iraq has again raised its largest Christmas tree in a theme park in the capital Baghdad. (3)

SYRIA – The largest Christmas tree in Damascus was lit up on Saturday as a part of the Christmas and New Year festivities that are already in full swing in the Syrian capital. People, many wearing Christmas costumes, took part in a parade from Bab Touma square to Abbasiyeen square. Christmas lights brighten Damascus again after years of civil war.

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BETHLEHEM – Experts clean, repair surviving fragments of 12th-century masterworks at famed Church of the Nativity, some of which were covered by soot for centuries.

Experts clean, repair surviving fragments of 12th-century masterworks at famed Church of the Nativity, some of which were covered by soot for centuries (2) Experts clean, repair surviving fragments of 12th-century masterworks at famed Church of the Nativity, some of which were covered by soot for centuries

HAIFA – Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and seasonal decorations on the main avenue with the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Camel in the background.

Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and seasonal decorations on the main avenue with the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Camel in the background (2).jpg Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and seasonal decorations on the main avenue with the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Camel in the background

GAZA – A Muslim terrorist dressed as Santa was seen throwing rocks at IDF soldiers during violent riots last Friday after mosque, near the Gaza border.

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