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Middle East: Christianity

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6135, tabled on 9 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current threats, if any, to the Christian presence in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Answered on

23 February 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. The UK condemns all attacks on the right to freedom of religion or belief. Israel is a thriving democracy, and has made clear its commitment to freedom of religion. We encourage the Israeli Government to do all it can to uphold the values of equality for all enshrined in its laws. The UK regularly engages with Christian leaders in Israel and OPTs and we will continue to monitor the situation closely.