Revelers photographing the large Christmas tree situated outside the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, December 22, 2018. Judy Maltz

For Israeli Jews, a Newfound Love Affair With Christmas

Local tourists are flocking to Christian sites in Nazareth and Jerusalem’s Old City in record numbers this December, looking to sample that unique festive spirit

It makes sense that the city of Nazareth would be swarming with tourists a few days before Christmas. After all, this is where the story of Jesus began.

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