"The Foolish Symbols of Christianity": Israel's Religious Right Discovers the War on Hanukkah

Eat your heart out, Bill-O.

It makes them batty to hear it, but you can't tell me that, whatever their faith, the really hard-core religious conservatives aren't all cut from the same cloth. Only the deit(ies) they worship varies.

So here in the U.S., the FOX knuckleheads cooked up that pernicious "war on Christmas," supposedly launched by the liberals who run Wal-Mart, with their dastardly and generic "Happy holidays!' crap.

And in Israel? Well, the wicked secularists aren't exactly the problem ...

The "Lobby for Jewish values" this week began operating against restaurants and hotels that plan to put up Christmas trees and other Christian symbols ahead of Christmas and the civil New Year.

According to the lobby's Chairman, Ofer Cohen, they have received backing by the rabbis, "and we are even considering publishing the names of the businesses that put up Christian symbols ahead of the Christian holiday and call for a boycott against them."


Fliers and ads distributed among the public read, "The people of Israel have given their soul over the years in order to maintain the values of the Torah of Israel and the Jewish identity.

"You should also continue to follow this path of the Jewish people's tradition and not give in to the clownish atmosphere of the end of the civil year. And certainly not help those businesses that sell or put up the foolish symbols of Christianity."

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