Nazareth is ancient, with the domed Basilica of the Annunciation where the angel Gabriel told Mary she would bear a child. St. Joseph’s Church is said to be the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. The underground Synagogue Church is reputedly where Jesus studied and prayed. Nazareth Village, an open-air museum, reconstructs the holy life of Jesus Christ.
All the markets in Nazareth are stocked with items to sell, but there are very few buyers moving through following President Trump's Dec. 6 declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the overwhelming United Nations 128 countries rebuke which immediately followed.
Israel's small, shrinking, Christian minority continues to face economic hardships, and Trump's move has only heightened their strife and ruined the holy season's festive mood.
What they want this Christmas is for tourists to show up. Nazareth Mayor canceled some Christmas festivities, but the proof is in the pudding concerning their greatest draw of visitors, the traditional citywide parade, where Christian actors portray Joseph and Mary during a re-enactment of a Nativity scene of the birth of Jesus Christ during Christmas festivities at the Nazareth Village in northern Israel.
There are commercial interests of the city, which has enjoyed hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors, who makes their pilgrimage during Christmas.
If there is a war on Christmas, it involves Poverty and wealth disparity, which are the greatest threats to Christian values.
"He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty." Virgin Mary of Nazareth
How can you be Christian without caring for the poor? http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-martin-throwaway-holy-family…
Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, is hoping for a Christmas miracle https://usat.ly/2Bfymqg
Democrats aren't at war with Christmas, the dollar is https://usat.ly/2Bk6UaF