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Israel: Christianity

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5201, tabled on 6 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the incidents of (1) harassments of priests, (2) intimidation of local Christians, and (3) attacks on churches, by radical fringe groups in Israel.

Answered on

17 January 2022

The UK is committed to defending freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) for all, and promoting respect between different religious and non-religious communities. Promoting the right to FoRB is one of the UK's longstanding human rights priorities. Israel is a thriving democracy with a long-standing commitment to equality for all. We encourage the Israeli Government to do all it can to uphold the values of equality for all enshrined in its laws.