Arabs comprise around 20% of the population in Israel. Christian Arabs comprise around 9% of the Arab
population in Israel.
How do Israeli Jews describe the difference between
Christian Arabs and Muslim Arabs? Interviews
are very interesting: “The Christian
Arabs are sweet and calm, not harsh.”
“Muslim Arabs believe Jews don’t belong in Israel.” “Christian Arabs are like us.” “From
the Muslim Arabs come the terrorists.”
“The Christian Arabs do not make a violent problem for us.”
In total, there are 117,000 or more Christian Arabs in
Israel and the number continues to grow.
The city of Nazareth has
the largest Christian Arab population of any city in Israel. Its total population is over 76,000. During the intifada years, there was a
serious absence of tourists in Nazareth, a city that is dependent on
tourism. This dealt a heavy blow to the
economy of the city.
From the last Israel Relief Aid container, the Christian
Arabs in Nazareth asked us for help and we invited them to the distribution,
along with around 30 other welfare stations. They received clothing and new first-class
The welfare station that we gave to helps the disabled and
Christian Arabs living under the poverty line in Nazareth. With your help, together we make life a
little easier for them, the “calm” Arabs.