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December 23, 2013 5:49 pm

Shimon Peres Attends Pre-Christmas Celebration at Israeli Catholic Church

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Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: WikiCommons

Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: WikiCommons

JNS.orgIsraeli President Shimon Peres attended a pre-Christmas celebration at a Catholic Church in the Israeli city of Ramle on Sunday. He was joined by local Christian leaders as well as representatives of Israel’s other Christian sects.

Upon arrival at the Franciscan Catholic Church, Peres was greeted by a group of children dressed in Santa Claus outfits who sang Christmas carols in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Peres then joined the children in a rendition of “Jingle Bells” inside of the church.

“I came to offer my blessings on behalf of the State of Israel, where Jews, Christians and Muslims live together,” Peres said in his address to the audience.

“The Lord is doing what he can, but we must do what we need to do to follow His wish and our destiny, to live in peace,” he added.

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  • R

    To: Marta Mikey Frid:

    Honey, be glad for what we Jews have now. A nation of our own, making history for Jewand non-Jews alike throughout the world .

    As for “the Jews killed Jesus” , only the most ignorant Jew-haters still believe such claptrap, and you and I aren’t going to change their alleged “minds” .

    If you really want to see those people go off the wall spluttering all the way, just remind them of this undisputed fact about their Lord, Jesus:

    Now, go happily on your way and watch the Jew-haters splutter when you remind them of THAT ONE!!

  • Marta Mikey Frid

    So why doesn’t Peres ask the Pope for a removal of the anti-Jewish defamatory texts in the Christian lectionaries that are recited in every Church on their Sunday Mass, and every other Christian commemoration and celebration. The Pope might denounce the unjustified blaming of the Jews for the murder of their God Jesus Christ, but billions of Christians are still been systematically intoxicated with anti-Semitic hatred.