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Malaysia lifts curbs on Christian travel to Israel

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Malaysia has removed quotas and other restrictions on Christians from the Muslim majority nation making their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, government and church officials said. 

Palestinians celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree in Manger Square in Bethlehem, December 15, 2012. Malaysia has removed quotas and other restrictions on Christians from the Muslim majority nation making their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, government and church officials said.

The move comes after a string of clashes in recent years between the government and the Christian minority and ahead of national polls which must be held by the middle of next year.

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