Religion: Missions in Israel

Under way in Israel this week is a campaign to get Jewish children out of the Christian mission schools. "Our children are being severed from the faith of their fathers," proclaimed a poster signed by Israel's Chief Rabbinate. "The danger to our children from missionaries cannot be exaggerated. They represent a danger to the Jewish religion and nation."

The Christian schools, mostly in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Ramie and Nazareth, were established by the nine major Protestant and the eight major Roman Catholic missions now operating in Israel. Not many Israeli children go to them (about 1,500 of the 300,000 under 14). Those who...

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