On Wednesday, a city spokesman said there would be some cuts to the celebrations to protest against President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem that angered Palestinians as well as USA allies in the Middle East and the rest of the world. Christmas events in the city, which is a center of Christian pilgrimage, normally provide a big boost to its economy.
Mayor of the Israeli city of Nazareth, Ali Salam [Angela Almeida Prado/Facebook] Known as "the Arab capital of Israel", Nazareth is made up mostly of Muslims and Christians Arabs.
The Muslim mayor of Nazareth - the town where Jesus grew up - has announced he is cancelling Christmas events over U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "The decision has taken away the joy of the holiday, and we will cancel the festivities this year", Salam reportedly said. "We have already welcomed 60,000 people to the city today", Salam said. Nazareth is believed to be Jesus Christ's childhood home, though he was born in Bethlehem.
Reuters reports that Nazareth isn't the only town to protest the move; within an hour of the announcement, the Palestinian towns of Bethlehem, Jesus's traditional birthplace, and Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank briefly switched off their Christmas lights in protest.
Jerusalem holds significance for three major world religions - Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
Approximately 69 percent of the Arab town's 76,000 inhabitants are Muslims and 30 percent are Christians.
Real Madrid eye 5th trophy
The match began in a dramatic style as the hosts Al Jazira managed to keep a clean slate till the 31st minute. With the win Real Madrid go through to Saturday's final in which they will play Brazilian side Gremio.
Bullying video inspires support from celebrities
Kimberly Jones made her Facebook page private amidst the attention the bullying video began getting and the backlash . In some well-publicized cases in recent years, bullying has been so vicious that victims have killed themselves.
Senior UN Official in North Korea for Talks
The UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs met North Korea's Foreign Minister in Pyongyang on Thursday. North Korea invited Feltman for a "policy dialogue" when Ri was in NY in September for the U.N.
The announcement to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem was, meanwhile, hailed by other groups, including 250 prominent Israeli rabbis who issued Trump the biblical blessing that God gave to Joshua.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital a milestone. Israel's I-24 News also reported this move.
The move was hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and by leaders across much of the Israeli political spectrum, and condemned by the vast majority of the global community. Palestinians maintain that Jerusalem will be the capital of their future state.
Following the 1967 Middle East war, Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, according to express.co.uk, but the claim is not recognised by the global community or Palestinians.
But the militant Palestinian group Hamas said Trump's decision "opens the gates of hell".
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said the "transaction will allow both companies to benefit from the global growth of music streaming". Independent label consortium Merlin is also close to getting on board, according to Bloomberg .
The change would allow a business venture Flynn had worked on - nuclear power plants - to be built with the former partner. The whistleblower was "extremely uncomfortable" with the situation, and made notes about it and Copson's name.
When the 2018 Winter Olympics are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, you won't see any athletes competing under Russia's flag. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said it would be humiliating for Russia to compete without national symbols.
This morning, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame unveiled their list of inductees for the 2017 class and it was a wild group. Tickets will go on sale in January and the event will later air on HBO and be heard on SiriusXM Radio.
Locating terror tunnels is part of an extensive effort of the IDF since the 2014 Gaza War, to locate underground infrastructure. It now seems that there is a possibility to discover additional terror tunnels, which challenges Hamas from restraining itself.
Liberal MP Tim Wilson has just proposed to his long-time partner, Ryan, during the same-sex marriage debate in Parliament. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull excitedly said it was "time for more marriages, more equality, more love".
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NASA will be streaming the shower from its Marshall Space Flight Center beginning at sunset from Huntsville, Alabama. The shower will hit its peak at 2:00 a.m. on Thursday morning and you might see around 120 shooting stars that hour.
Upon leaving the House floor on Thursday, Trent was consoled by fellow Republican members, including Rep. The eight-term Arizona lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from Speaker Paul Ryan.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory that's in effect from noon until 8 p.m. for most of MA and Rhode Island. Friday: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries through the morning; partly sunny, breezy and cold in the afternoon.
Saakashvili, the standard-bearer of a vociferous campaign to remove the president of Ukraine, Petro O. The ousted committee head, Yegor Sobolev, said: "The former and present corrupt elite have colluded".
Rocket alarm sirens blared across communities surrounding the Gaza Strip, confirmed an IDF spokesperson. Therefore, most of the short-range rockets launched over the past few days fell within the Gaza Strip.
Google announced today that it has had it with Amazon and their selective selling and implementation of competing products. Amazon and Apple have been in a similar brawl since 2015 stemming from the site kicking out the Apple TV from its listings.
It's an S Pen, so while it's smaller, it doesn't require a battery and it fits inside of a holster in the device. On the specs front, the Samsung Notebook 9 boasts of a 13.3-inch Samsung RealViewTouch FHD display .
The Assistant for tablets will first be rolling out to the United States users with English as the default language. Google Assistant has until now been available on smartphones , smartwatches, smart speakers, Android TV and more.
Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, last year's Heisman victor , and Stanford RB Bryce Love trailed Mayfield in the balloting. The quarterback was arrested in February and pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors, including public intoxication.
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Upon entering the game, Yates threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins to narrow the gap against the 49ers. Meanwhile, defensive end Aaron Lynch is active for the first time since suffering a calf strain in Week 6.
After updating from Android 8.0, heading to Settings Network & Internet Mobile network displays a new option for Advanced Calling. On the other hand, the Chinese phone maker is also pushing the December security patch to Mi A1 units.
While Google's stock price has grown 198% since December 2012, Amazon's has soared 352.6% in the same period. Two tech giants are in a messy streaming video fight right now, leaving consumers squeezed in the middle.
Google claims that this makes it easy to find top websites and apps, trending images and gifs, and more with minimal typing. Files Go was built from scratch for Go edition devices, and today the official version launched on the Google Play Store.