Christmas in Bethlehem

In a Christmas card designed by Banksy, an England-based graffiti artist and political activist, the holy family (Joseph and Mary) head towards Bethlehem only to find Israel's Separation Barrier, aka "the Apartheid Wall" on their way. With Christmas approaching and the political overtones of Banksy's work, the card spread like wildfire.

In a Christmas card designed by Banksy, a UK-based artist and political activist, the Holy Family — Joseph and Mary — head towards Bethlehem only to find Israel’s ‘Separation Barrier,’ preventing their way.
This Christmas, the card, with all of its implications for humanity’s universal rights — as well as for Christianity’s heritage — has spread like wildfire.  Picture Credit:  Al-Ahram.

A biblical theme, set in the contemporary reality that is Bethlehem, East Jerusalem and the West Bank, as well as Gaza.  Conflict, destruction, separation, oppression.

Let’s hope that 2015 will bring a real prospect of peace, with justice, further forward, not to mention a minimum of prosperity for all.

— From Pam and all our contributors,

Wishing you the Best of Greetings for this Festive Season.

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