Netanyahu Sends Christmas Greetings From Jerusalem

Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 05:48 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent video Christmas greetings from Jerusalem on Christmas Eve.

"Merry Christmas to all our Christian friends around the world from Jerusalem. This is 'Jerusalem of Gold,'" he said, referring to a popular Israeli song. "Now it's Jerusalem of Snow," he said, standing outside wearing a heavy coat and scarf.

"We celebrate Christmas with you, we know the importance you attach to our common heritage, to the state of Israel and the city of Jerusalem, where so much of our common history was forged," he said.

"We have a great past, we have common values, we have the desire to seize a common future of security, prosperity, and peace. So, from the city of peace, Jerusalem, I send the warmest Christmas greetings to all of you. Merry Christmas."

The Times of Israel noted that 160,000 Christians live in Israel and that thousands attend Midnight Mass and visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, thought to be the site of Jesus' birth.

Jerusalem, where Jesus was crucified, is considered holy by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and both Israelis and Palestinians claim it as their capital.



Related Stories:





© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Defiant Michael Bloomberg Flying to Tel Aviv to Protest FAA Ban

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 22:58 PM

A defiant former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg – in "solidarity with the Israeli people" – announced Tuesday nig . . .

Law Prof: Dueling ACA Rulings More About Federal Agencies' Power

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 22:28 PM

George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley says the conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies ha . . .

Jeff Sessions to House GOP: Reject Obama's $3.7B Border Request

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 21:54 PM

Sen. Jeff Sessions on Tuesday urged House Republicans to reject President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved