Letter from Nazareth
The forgotten Palestinians

Cook, Jonathan
http://www.jonathan-cook.net/2015-12-24/letter-from-nazareth-the-forgotten-palestinians/

Publisher:  Jonathan Cook
Date Written:  24/12/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19447

The city's Christians and Muslims continue to struggle against Israel's divide-and-rule policies
At 26 metres, Nazareth's artificial Christmas tree is the tallest in the Middle East, or so city officials boast. Its glinting red, silver and golden baubles have brought a temporary, but much-needed cheer to the city of Jesus' childhood. Despite the festive mood, friends and neighbours in what is Israel's largest Palestinian city struggle to sound hopeful about the future. Even the inflatable Father Christmases hanging from shop awnings look forlorn.