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Joseph and Mary can’t make it to Bethlehem, on Banksy’s Christmas card

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Banksy Christmas card

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Yesterday an image that is purportedly British street artist Banksy’s Christmas card this year started making the rounds on Twitter. The artwork in question is, in many ways, a conventional Biblical landscape painting, which shows what are presumably the figures of Joseph and Mary — she astride a donkey — making their way toward Bethlehem, only to find their route blocked by the graffiti-covered Irsaeli West Bank barrier.

To the left, a shepherd tends his sheep, while in the distant sky a cross-shaped star lights up the heavens over the imposing concrete wall.

Card is available at If Americans Knew.

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Banksy forgets that Miriam and Yosef were Jews so they would not have a problem going through.
They might have a hard time buying property in Beit Lehem.
You know all that ,selling real estate to Jews punishable by death in the PA
stuff…

Does not look like Banksy’s work at all.

This notwithstanding, the image is evocative, at least to Christian.

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If only they could have taken one of the “Romans Only” bypass roads…..

Oleg,

You think jesus would be allowed into ‘modern’ israel? Welcomed into the zionist fold?

Just curious what you think.