Palestinian Christians in Israel: State Attitudes Towards Non-Muslims in a Jewish State

Author: Una McGahern

Publisher/Publication: Routledge

DOI/ISBN: 9780415605717

This book addresses the complex reality and the general status of Palestinian Christians in Israel. It examines the state-minority relations of the Jewish ethnocratic state. While the author underlines the main features of the Palestinian Christian community in Israel, it also deconstructs the various assumptions within the literature regarding the understanding of the Palestinian Christian communities vis-à-vis Israel. Finally, it examines the various conflictual intra-communal dynamics of the Palestinian Christian community with the Druze and Muslim communities as well as the role of the Israeli state in influencing these relations within the state.