Sunday, December 18, 2011

Who Will Be Singing Carol in Bethlehem?


One story:-

Settlers attacked a Palestinian choir bus returning from a carol concert in Nablus on Saturday evening, choristers told Ma'an.

The singers, from Bethlehem Bible college, said five men attacked them on a quiet road outside of the northern West Bank city.

"A rock smashed through the window, and glass shattered everywhere inside," chorister Saleem Anfous told Ma'an, adding that none of the 25 carol singers was injured. "We kept driving and starting singing to cheer ourselves up and encourage the choir members," he said.

How can they be sure the rocks came from Jewish hands? Possible, yes, but also possibly Arabs.
Reporters have been injured by Arab rockthrowers. And an Arab woman travelling on the Jerusalem Light Rail was injured likewise.

And the second story:-

Sixty New Yorkers sang parody holiday carols calling for a boycott of Israeli settlement-developer and diamond magnate Lev Leviev this afternoon outside Leviev’s Madison Avenue jewelry store, according to a press release by the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel.

It said around twenty-five protesters continued on to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where they sang, chanted and distributed flyers in front of Daphne Guinness’ clothing exhibition there, which is sponsored by Leviev Extraordinary Diamonds.

Outside Leviev’s high-end Madison Avenue jewelry store, the carolers, many wearing Santa hats, greeted holiday shoppers for the fifth consecutive year with favorites from the Anti-Apartheid Caroling Songbook including, “We Wish You a Loss of Business” (“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”), “Oh, Boycott, Boycott, Boycott” (“Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel”), and “Lev We All Can see the Folly” (“Deck the Halls”).

Besides being nigh-infantile but still acceptable, one could ask:

will there be any native Christians left to sing carols in Bethlehem?

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