Christian Arabs In Israel: A Significant Minority

At first the term Christian Arabs may seem like an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. But all Arabs are not Muslims and there are differences within Islam as well. Arabs are essentially Semites as were the people of 1st century Judea. Today, Christian Arabs seem to be safe only in Israel as persecution is rampant in the tinder box we call the Middle East.

Getting to know these valued citizens of Israel and their contributions is an important lesson in seeing how Israel has successfully worked with a significant and influential minority to the benefit of all. We can also learn to fact check and see the complexity of the relationships among the people of Israel and how we can apply these lessons to our own attitudes and actions.

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