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General News    H4'ed 12/16/17

Nazareth, Jesus' Hometown, Cancels Christmas in Response to Trump

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(No, this is not Borowitz!) Nazareth, the mostly Muslim town in Israel where Christians believe Jesus Christ was raised, canceled all Christmas celebrations this year, saying that Donald Trump had taken the joy out of the holiday. The decision by Mayor Ali Salam to cancel festivities was made in protest of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move the Muslim mayor found offensive. “Our identity and faith aren’t up for debate,” Salam said during a press conference Thursday.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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