SPEAKER OF ISRAELI PARLIAMENT FINDS XMAS TREE OFFENSIVE…YET NIGERIANS SPEND MILLIONS YEARLY TO VISIT “THE HOLY LAND”

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Israeli parliament speaker: Christmas tree offends

JERUSALEM (AP) — The speaker of Israel’s parliament says he refused to display a Christmas tree in the building because of the “painful memories” it evoked among Jews.

Yuli Edelstein told Israel Radio Thursday such a public display of a Christian symbol could be construed as offensive. Jews have suffered from centuries of persecution by Christians.

Earlier this week, Edelstein rejected the request of a Christian-Arab lawmaker. He said the parliamentarian could display a tree in his office and party’s conference room.

Edelstein says the initiative is part of an Arab campaign to chip…

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