A happy Christmas / Una feliz Navidad


Probably the church of the Arab Catholic village of Eilabun in Galilee is the only one in the world whose Orthodox iconostasis was made by a Jewish icon painter, Sergei by name. In the town of four thousand inhabitants – whose name was made worldwide known by Hishram Zeiq’s 2007 film on the massacre of Eilabun committed by the Israeli troops in 1948 – they celebrate on Christmas afternoon the festive parade opened by the band of the Arab scouts and ended by that of the Jewish scouts. Photos by Nakaryak. Turn on the video at least for a background music.Probablemente, la iglesia del pueblo católico árabe de Eilabun, en Galilea, sea la única del mundo cuya iconostasis ortodoxa ha sido hecha por un pintor de iconos judío, de nombre Sergei. En esta ciudad de cuatro mil habitantes —que se hizo famosa internacionalmente en 2007 cuando Hishram Zeiq estrenó su película sobre la matanza de Eilabun, cometida por las tropas israelíes en 1948— celebran en la tarde de Navidad un desfile encabezado por la banda de los «scouts» árabes y cerrado por la de los «scouts» judíos. Fotos de Nakaryak. Vale la pena activar el vídeo al menos como música de fondo mientras veis las fotos.

Nakaryak/Рыжий, the author of the original Russian post has notified us in a comment that the scouts whom we have considered Jewish on the basis of their green ties (and who carry the Israeli flag) are just as Arab as those with the yellow-white ties. In the version of the post which he published on the Ботинок portal he also quotes another Russian post on the Arab inhabitants of the village, which we will try to translate and publish soon.




5 comentarios:

Rupert Neil Bumfrey dijo...

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Рыжий dijo...

There was not a Jewish scout! With the Israeli flag you saw the Arab inhabitants of the village.

Studiolum dijo...

Thanks a lot! (both for the correction and the excellent photos). But why are then the галстуки of different colors? The green one was similar to those of the Jewish scouts in Jerusalem.

Рыжий dijo...

I have no idea, but I'm sure, that they are not jewish.

Studiolum dijo...

Thanks, I have now added a note on this, to prevent any further misunderstanding. Thank you once more for your great report.