Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
abraxas21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Age: 30
Posts: 13,032
                     
Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

old news but worth reading now Christmas is coming

Quote:
The mayor of Nazareth Illit, an Israeli town with an Arab Christian minority, has declared a ban on the public display of Christmas trees. "Nazareth Illit is a Jewish city and it will not happen--not this year and not next year, so long as I am a mayor," Mayor Shimon Gapso said. Arab Christians, who make up about 7 percent of the town's 40,000 residents, were denied their request to put up Christmas trees in their neighborhoods. The Agence France-Presse reports that the community is not happy:

His decision angered the town's Arab and Christian minority, who accused him of racism. "The racism of not putting a tree up is nothing compared to the real racism that we experience here," said Aziz Dahdal, a 35-year-old Christian resident of Nazareth Illit.

"When we asked the mayor to put up a Christmas tree in the Arab neighbourhoods of Nazareth Illit he said this is a Jewish town, not a mixed town," said Shukri Awawdeh, a Muslim Arab member of the town council. ... "We told him that decorating a tree is just to share the happiness and cheer with other people in the town," said Awawdeh.

Nazareth Illit is a suburb of Nazareth, which as the childhood home of Jesus Christ is an important center of Christian history and is about one-third Christian today. Journalist Nir Rosen wonders how Fox News, which has a tendency to defend Israel but also a love of fighting what it calls "the war on Christmas," would handle this story.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/globa...s-trees/18141/
i've said it before and i'll say it again, israel is one of the most racist nations on earth.


Last edited by abraxas21; 12-16-2011 at 02:39 PM.
abraxas21 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 02:34 PM
Registered User
 
samanosuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 20,260
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes


La Undécima
samanosuke is offline  
post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 03:55 PM
Registered User
 
vucina's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dairich!!
Posts: 760
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by abraxas21 View Post
old news but worth reading now Christmas is coming



i've said it before and i'll say it again, israel is one of the most racist nations on earth.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, South American communists are among the biggest Jew haters on earth.
vucina is offline  
post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 04:05 PM
RAVE ON
 
buddyholly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: LUBBOCK TX
Posts: 15,758
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Yes, old news.

The important words in that story may be "When we asked the mayor to put up a Christmas tree............

JOIN THE CHURCH OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER TODAY
buddyholly is offline  
post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 04:19 PM
Registered User
 
finishingmove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Age: 28
Posts: 23,345
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

There's always Festivus...

For the rest of us.

Nole CYGS 2017
Copy this signature to join the bandwagon before it's too late.
finishingmove is online now  
post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 04:24 PM
RAVE ON
 
buddyholly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: LUBBOCK TX
Posts: 15,758
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by finishingmove View Post
There's always Festivus...

For the rest of us.
I thought Festivus was for Poles.

JOIN THE CHURCH OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER TODAY
buddyholly is offline  
post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 04:26 PM
RAVE ON
 
buddyholly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: LUBBOCK TX
Posts: 15,758
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by abraxas21 View Post



i've said it before and i'll say it again, israel is one of the most racist nations on earth.
Or put another way, one of the least racist in the Middle East. It all depends on where you are standing.

JOIN THE CHURCH OF THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER TODAY
buddyholly is offline  
post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 06:50 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 672
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Isreal,Saudi Arabia,Iran,Iraq
Racism
Logical is offline  
post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 06:54 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Har-Tru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Germany
Age: 30
Posts: 20,524
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

What does this have to do with racism?

Was the mayor against this stuff because of those people's race? Or was it because of those people's religion?

Am I the only one seeing this??

Quote:
Originally Posted by philosophicalarf View Post
Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
Har-Tru is offline  
post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 07:02 PM
Registered User
 
vucina's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dairich!!
Posts: 760
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Har-Tru View Post
What does this have to do with racism?

Was the mayor against this stuff because of those people's race? Or was it because of those people's religion?

Am I the only one seeing this??
Go away with your logic. Denying Jesus is racist.
vucina is offline  
post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Registered Fed fan
 
Kat_YYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,903
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by buddyholly View Post
Yes, old news.

The important words in that story may be "When we asked the mayor to put up a Christmas tree............
good point, buddy. why ask permission? I say we send some Serbs over there to put up a tree themselves... and slow roast a pig in the main square, too. Good times.

Roger Federer * Greatest Of All Time
Kat_YYZ is offline  
post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 07:23 PM
Registered User
 
vucina's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dairich!!
Posts: 760
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kat_YYZ View Post
good point, buddy. why ask permission? I say we send some Serbs over there to put up a tree themselves... and slow roast a pig in the main square, too. Good times.
Serbs don't have a Christmas tree.
vucina is offline  
post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 07:29 PM
country flag arm
Registered User
 
arm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 27,929
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by abraxas21 View Post
old news but worth reading now Christmas is coming



i've said it before and i'll say it again, israel is one of the most racist nations on earth.
Not true. At least the younger generations, 20 something people. It's my experience at least.
arm is offline  
post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
abraxas21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Age: 30
Posts: 13,032
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Har-Tru View Post
What does this have to do with racism?
you're a smart kid... you'll figure it out.

abraxas21 is offline  
post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
abraxas21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Age: 30
Posts: 13,032
                     
Re: Israeli mayor bans Christmas threes

Quote:
Originally Posted by arm View Post
Not true. At least the younger generations, 20 something people. It's my experience at least.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9YEFkte09c

abraxas21 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome