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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Dec 26, 2015 at 12:34

Isn't that Ken Livingstone, the Jew-hater? Why should I listen to any of his klaptrap.

How about some "Christmas Greetings" from Bethleham?

Palestinians attack Latin Patriarch's car in Bethlehem
DEBKAfile December 25, 2015, 6:03 PM (IDT)

Christmas Day in Bethlehem was marked by Palestinian rocks and iron bars hurled at the car of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal as he drove out of Bethlehem after celebrating Christmas Mass. The prelate was not hurt, but the rear of his car was smashed. He raced to the nearest IDF checkpoint near Rachel's Tomb, with a Palestinian gang in pursuit. At the checkpoint, the Palestinians clashed with the Israeli soldiers.
This year's Christian festivities took place under the shadow of the Palestinian terror plaguing the country since September. The Palestinian Authority imposed heavy security on Bethlehem, which was draped in festive decorations. Its spokesmen claimed to be guarding Christian shrines and pilgrims against Islamic State efforts to mar the festival. They omitted to mention that the most immediate threat came from Palestinian terror.

-- http://debka.com/newsupdatepopup/14270/Palestinians-attack-Latin-Patriarch%E2%80%99s-car-in-Bethlehem

Here's the British coverage of the event:

Wednesday, 25 December, 2002, 13:40 GMT
Patriarch calls for end of occupation
Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah at the Church of the Nativity
The Patriarch's message was clear
The highest-ranking Roman Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land has said there can only be peace between Israelis and Palestinians when Israel lifts its occupation of the territories.

Speaking at Midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah called on Israel to "alter its vision".

Christmas Day itself in Bethlehem was a sombre occasion, with rain adding to the gloom.

Blood has been flowing in your cities and streets but the key to solving this conflict is in your hands

Latin Patriarch
Michel Sabbah
"It is the saddest Christmas ever for us here," Estella Mubarak, a 60-year-old grandmother, told the Reuters news agency at the Church of the Nativity, built on the spot where Christians believe Jesus was born.

There were no reports of violence in the town, which Israeli troops have occupied since a suicide bomber believed to have come from Bethlehem killed 11 people in November.

They withdrew to the outskirts of Bethlehem for the Christmas holiday.

Little cheer

The BBC's James Reynolds reports that although the church was full for midnight Mass, the non-religious trappings of the festive season were largely absent from Bethlehem.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was banned from attending the mass. An empty chair indicated where he would have sat...

-- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2604761.stm

Even the American press bills the attack as "ISRAELI-Palestinian" violence, as though the Jews were somehow to blame. They must have learned about Israel from the "Anti-Islamist", Livingstone.

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