It is of course nearly Christmas, a time (together with Easter) when some in the Christian world drop all semblance of sympathy or understanding of Judaism and revert to the same form they've been following for 2000 years.
This is a good example from the Archbishop of Canterbury:
and so is this about America (i.e. 'Christian Zionists')
Either the ABC hasn't read this about his own commission's meeting here in Jerusalem
or just doesn't care.
Here's Melanie Phillips on the same subject:
Some of her readers don't pull their punches, either.
Question is, do I still attend the Christmas Bazaar at St. George's Cathedral, East Jerusalem to which I've been invited by the new Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, who has also just initiated classes in Modern Hebrew for his staff and colleagues?
Probably yes - weather permitting.