Is this really needed right now? While some of the "foolish symbols of Christianity" like the lights and tree have pagan roots others like the manger scene and nativity are key parts to Christianity beliefs. It the holy cross one of the foolish symbols? This could turn many right wing Christians in US against Israel which are key to Jewish support.
Russia calls for international cooperation to fight ISIS (Reuters)
from the article: Rabbis versus Christmas: Religious rivalry in Jerusalem benefits no one