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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Charity launches ultimate politically-correct Christmas decoration
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¬†A UK based charity today launches a new Christmas nativity scene with a difference. The traditional nativity set has been updated with a modern day touch by including the Israeli Separation wall This traditional olive wood nativity scene, made by local craftsmen in Bethlehem, now includes the Israeli Separation wall, which surrounds the little town. Today the wise men would not be able to make it into Bethlehem as they would be turned away at the security gate and refused an entry permit. Small cribs are £12. The £50 deluxe edition comes with a removable Separation Wall - in case there's progress in the Middle East peace talks Available in two sizes from Amos Trust, info@amostrust.org Amos Trust promotes justice and hope; part of the trust's work is with partner projects in Gaza, on the West Bank in Bethlehem, and in Israel and works closely with Jewish, Muslim and Christian peacemakers. Canon Garth Hewitt, director of Amos Trust and guild vicar of All Hallows on the Wall, London said: "Most people don't realise how cut off Bethlehem is now and how difficult life is for the people living there. We are selling these nativity scenes in the hope that people will give a thought to those living in the little town this Christmas." The olive wood craftsmen previously sold their work to tourists, but with the massive fall in visitors and current political climate, they have been forced to diversify and to rely on exporting their work overseas to make a living. For more information and to see a picture of the crib, visit: www.amostrust.org and click on 'Walled Nativity'
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