Tel Aviv’s bus depot now a hub for Christmas trees and Santa suits

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Shama Senanyakgi, left, and her friend Dharshani Dias, foreign caregivers from Sri Lanka, go Christmas shopping in the Tel Aviv bus station, the best place in the city to buy Christmas items. Religion News Service photo by Michele Chabin

Shama Senanyakgi, left, and her friend Dharshani Dias, foreign caregivers from Sri Lanka, go Christmas shopping in the Tel Aviv bus station, the best place in the city to buy Christmas items. Religion News Service photo by Michele Chabin

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TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) As the population of Christian foreign workers and asylum seekers has grown in Israel, so, too, has the demand for Christmas-related merchandise.