Isreali Christians Now Officially Recognized As “Arameans”

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Israeli Christians officially termed as Aramean Christians
Israeli Christians officially termed as Aramean Christians

Earlier this year, Israel took the first step in recognizing the nation’s Christians as an independent minority. Now, local Israeli Christians can register as a distinct ethnicity, as well.

Israel’s Population, Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA) has been instructed to now recognize the bulk of the country’s Christians as Arameans, the actual ethnicity of most of the region’s Christians prior to the Arab Muslim conquest.