Christianity in Israel

Christian Population (2015): 188,972
Percent Christian 1900: 8.03%
Percent Christian 2015: 2.34%

Major Churches: Maronite Catholic Church, Melkite Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Armenian Apostolic Church, Coptic, Orthodox Church, Syriac Orthodox Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Anglican Church. 
Smaller Churches: Armenian Catholic Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Christian Brethren, Church of God, Church of the Nazarene, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Messianic Jews.
Smaller Denominations: Russian Orthodox Church, Orthodox Church of Romania, Armenian Catholic Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Christian Brethren, Church of God, Church of the Nazarene, Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventists.   
Outlook: Christianity in Israel is growing due to Russian immigration following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the emergence of a Messianic Jewish community in the 1970s. Nevertheless, the passage of the Jewish Nation State Basic Law raises serious concerns for the future of Christians–and in particular Palestinian Christians–in Israel.     
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State Department 2018 International Religious Freedom Report

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