Christian Population Grows in Israel
A 2012 report by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reveals that Christianity is growing at a rate of 1.3 percent annually in the Holy Land. Clerics, however, recently expressed a concern about the life challenges faced by the Christian population there.
CBS reports that two percent of the country’s population—or 158,000 people—claim to be of the Christian faith. What may be surprising to many is that 80 percent of those are Arabs.