Dec. 25, 2019
The Only Place in the Middle East Where Christians Are Thriving Is the Jewish State – Editorial (Jerusalem Post)
There are 177,000 Christians in Israel, up 1.5% from last year. 78% are Arabs.
A British report in July found that the number of Christians in the Middle East has dwindled from 20% of the population a century ago to just 5%. In the Palestinian territories the Christian population has dropped below 1.5%
See also Israel’s Christian Population Shines in Education (JNS)
70.9% of Christian high school students in Israel achieve college-entry matriculation exam grades, a rate slightly higher than Israeli Jews (70.6%).
21,900 Christians live in Nazareth, 16,100 in Haifa, 12,700 in Jerusalem, and 10,300 in Shfaram.