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Israeli Christians critical of government policies, survey finds

March 11, 2016

Christians living in Israel are less likely to support Israeli government policies than their counterparts in the US, a Pew Research study has found.

Among Israeli Christians, 80% believe that their country's government is not sincerely interested in making peace with Palestinians, and a nearly equal number (79%) believe that the construction of Jewish settlements ultimately hurts the country's hopes for security. Most (72%) question whether Israel can be a true democracy and at the same time a Jewish confessional state. And 86% say that the US is too supportive of Israeli policies.

A 2013 survey of American Christians found that only 18% thought the US was too supportive of Israel. The number was substantially lower among Evangelical Protestants. 


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