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Day 10: A reflection on the Tent of Nations by Rev Dr John McCulloch

As the days shorten, and the silvery green olive trees are silhouetted against the incarnadine sky, Christmas lights are going up all around old Bethlehem.

But any sense of Advent expectation and hope are overshadowed by the ongoing Israeli Occupation. Not only is Bethlehem becoming an open air prison behind the nine-metre high separation wall, but it is being encircled by Israeli settlement expansion, illegal under international law.

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