The Israeli Defense Forces and Border Police have taken the next step in making travel to the occupied
Ma’an News reports that Israeli authorities have now banned foreign passport-holders from traveling to
According to Ma’an and this writer’s memory, prior to this week’s ban we foreigners had the option of traveling to
Now, just in time for
The new Israeli action comes on the heels of this summer’s institution of a new passport stamp for foreigners suspected of wanting to travel to occupied
With the new stamp, Border Police can now label any foreigner they suspect will visit
Such restrictions are a shame, as many of these travelers plan to top off their Holy Land vacation with a trip to Tel Aviv or
As time goes by, each year brings travel to the area closer to a bureaucratic impossibility. These days, you can even find your laptop arbitrarily shot by the IDF.
What are Palestinian Christians doing this holiday season to bring attention to the deteriorating situation? Stay tuned to the Casbah for analysis.
UPDATE: Rather than just a chain of actions easily perceivable as constituting a war against the holiday, one Israeli group has launched an actual war on Christmas. Truly a responsible campaign in a country which controls the holy cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.