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Nazareth mayor cancels Christmas celebration over Trump's Jerusalem decision
The mayor of the Israeli town of Nazareth said President Trump has taken the "joy" out of Christmas with his decision earlier this month to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Mayor Ali Salam says the town has canceled the events it had planned for the holiday, such as a Christmas market, The New York Daily News reported.
“Our identity and faith cannot be bargained. The decision has taken away the joy of the holiday, and we will cancel the festivities this year,” Salam reportedly said.
Source: The Hill
originally posted by: stonerwilliam
a reply to: Byrd
I think the mayor should adopt my avatar
originally posted by: TheGOAT
a reply to: Byrd
The Mayor sounds like a prick. I've met him. He is a prick.
Nazareth to observe most Christmas festivities despite anger over Trump
Nazareth Mayor Ali Salam decided Thursday to keep most Christmas festivities intact despite anger over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “Our message is we love Jerusalem, we’ll never abandon you under any circumstances,” he said at a press conference in which he announced that singing performances on outdoor stages that are normally part of Nazareth’s Christmas Market would be canceled.
Post Poll: Skyrocketing support for Trump among Israelis
At a time when President Donald Trump’s popularity has fallen in his own country, his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv has significantly increased his support among Israelis, according to a Smith Research poll taken on Wednesday for The Jerusalem Post.
Christmas celebrations in Nazareth — Jesus’ childhood hometown, according to Christian belief — have been canceled to protest the US president’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The city council announced Thursday that Mayor Ali Salam, a Muslim, had ordered the axing of all planned artistic events, including a festival and large Christmas market.