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Summaries of 2 articles on the situation for Christians in Israel vs the rest of the middle east (Daily Alert)

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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.

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