(Photo: Mira Zar/KKL-JNF)

(Photo: Mira Zar/KKL-JNF)

By Brian Blum - December 21, 2017

Originally appeared here in Israel21c

Every December, freshly cut trees are made available in heavily Christian areas of Israel for Christmas celebrations.

This month, Keren Kayemeth L’Israel – Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) will sell Arizona cypresses to members of Galilee Christian communities from its sites in Shfaram, Moshav Beit Lehem HaGlilit and the KKL-JNF office in Nazareth. The trees, selling for ₪80, have been grown to a height of 1.5 to 1.8 meters.

Jerusalem is continuing its annual tradition of distributing complementary Christmas trees to residents in advance of the holiday. This year’s distribution will take place on the morning of December 21 at the Jaffa Gate Plaza. Read More