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Foreign migrant workers from the Philippines celebrate an annual Christmas-Hannukah party in Tel Aviv this week, while others prepared for their Christmas celebrations.

Tens of thousands of Christian foreigners from the Philippines and Africa have developed a religious subculture in southern Tel Aviv, what founders called the first Hebrew city. The city's Mesila foreigner aid organization helps them celebrate by throwing an annual Christmas-Hannukah party to help bridge between the migrants' backgrounds and the Jewish culture their children learn in Israeli schools.

In Jerusalem, the city municipality handed our Christmas trees at a distribution centre near the walls of the old city.