American Consul General Michael Ratney Sends Christmas and New Year’s Greetings to Residents of Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip

Merry Christmas from all of us at the American Consulate General in Jerusalem.

The Christmas holiday marks the birth of Jesus Christ, on a sacred spot in Bethlehem, amazingly just a few miles from here. On Christmas, we celebrate Jesus’ life and the teachings – to love our neighbors as we would love ourselves.

May the joy and spirit of the Christmas season inspire each of us to do our part to bring peace and compassion to the world, not only during this holiday, but for all seasons.

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year 2015.

To view the video of Consul General Ratney delivering this statement, click here.

For more information please contact the Consulate General Press Office at 02-622-6909 or Information Assistant Hassna Dajani at 054-6620257.