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Palestinian Oktoberfest Entices Israeli Jews

The West Bank village of Taybeh is a hub of Christian Palestinian life. It is believed locally that Jesus dwelt there for a time. Today it is thought to be the last all-Christian locale in the West Bank. Which means it has a corner on a market — beer.

This past weekend thousands of Palestinians, foreigners and a few Israelis flocked there for an Oktoberfest celebration where, as-per Oktoberfest tradition, beer flowed freely. For some of the Israelis who went the event was reminiscent of the days, before the First Intifada, when they regularly traveled to Palestinian areas to eat and drink.

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