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Zara Takes Down Trees, Adds Menorahs To Holiday Displays In Israel

First Posted: 03/18/2010 5:12 am Updated: 05/25/2011 2:55 pm

Retail chain Zara is feeling the heat...from the menorahs in their windows, that is, after four Israeli stores swapped some of their Christmas trees for Hanukkah-inspired designs. Customers complained about the one-sided holiday decorations in Jerusalem, prompting Zara's management to add the Jewish candelabras.

Ynetnews.com reported that the Ramat Aviv Mall store in Tel Aviv was redecorated and "some of the Christian symbols were also removed at Haifa's Grand Canyon shopping center, and a sign reading 'Christmas' has disappeared."

"We have Christian, Jewish and Muslim customers, and we are a melting pot for all clients," a Zara representative told Ynet. "Therefore, the Israeli branches don't deviate from the international concept and don't look any different from the branches in Spain."

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