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Christmas 2015 in Israel

Jerusalem, Israel. 21st December, 2015. A Franciscan priest holds a Christmas tree just received as he greets Issa, in a Santa Claus costume, or Baba Noel as he is called in Arabic, at the Jaffa Gate. The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund and the Jerusalem Municipality distribute specially grown Arizona Cypress trees as Christmas trees to the Christian population at the Old City Jaffa Gate.

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