A Thursday Joke

There are strong rivalries among the local villages — Bethlehem, Beit Sahour, Beit Jala. They like to tell jokes about each other, and my friend from Bethlehem told me this one.

When Jesus was born, why did the angels tell the shepherds in Beit Sahour instead of going to the people nearby in Bethlehem, or a few miles down the road to Jerusalem?

Because in those days, there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no CNN… and the angels knew the Sahouriyin talk so much, they would be able to get the news out!