Christians in Israel face rise in hate crimes

Escalation of threats and vandalism trigger claims that authorities turn blind eye to religious extremism.

    Christians in Israel face an escalation of attacks by religious extremists.

    Churches have been vandalised and the top official of the Catholic Church in the town where Jesus is believed to have lived has been threatened.

    Some Church officials blame Israeli schools and politicians for supporting discrimination against the religious minority group.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Schifrin reports from Nazareth.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.