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Assyrians in Israel

Assyrians in Israel
Total population
1000
Languages
Aramaic
Religion
Predominantely Syriac Orthodox Church, with smaller populations adhering to the Chaldean Catholic Church and Assyrian Church of the East

Assyrians in Israel number approximately 1,000 people. They mostly live within the city of Jerusalem. Most adhere to the Syriac Orthodox Church, with smaller numbers following the Assyrian Church of the East and the Chaldean Catholic Church. The Assyrian Church of the East is represented by the Assyrian Archbishop of Jerusalem, while the Chaldean Catholic members have been represented since 1903 by a non-resident apostolic vicar. The most notable symbol of the Assyrian presence in Israel is the Syriac Orthodox monastery of Saint Mark in Jerusalem.

References

  • Sedan, Gil. "Assyrian community speaks Aramaic, provides a warm welcome to Israelis." Jewish Telegraphic Agency, February 27, 2003.
  • Sedan, Gil. "Jews and Arabs work separately to preserve Aramaic." Jewish Telegraphic Agency, August 30, 2002.
  • Sun, John Russel. "Assyrians along with other Christians celebrated Easter in Jerusalem." AFP, April 8, 2007.

External links

  • Jewish Virtual Library - Christian Communities in Israel
  • Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs site on Christian communities
  • Invisible Christians of the Holy Land
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