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Jesus And Mary Would Be "Lynched" Today, Says Israeli Embassy

A post on the Israeli Embassy in Ireland’s Facebook page floats a “thought for Christmas.”

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, posted a Christmas message on its Facebook page on Monday depicting Jesus and the Virgin Mary along with a “thought for Christmas”:

“If Jesus and mother Mary were alive today, they would, as Jews without security, probably end up being lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians.
Just a thought…….”

And here’s the actual Christmas tree lighting in Bethlehem, just a few days ago.

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Update: A spokesman for the embassy told BuzzFeed that the post was a “total misunderstanding” and had been taken down.

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Rosie Gray is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Gray reports on politics, foreign affairs and international issues.
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