May 31, 2016 / 23:03 pm
The Israeli government's policies for Christian schools and unfair education budget cuts put them at risk of collapse, the Office of Christian Schools in Israel has charged.
Fr. Abdel Masih Fahim, general secretary of the Catholic Church's Office of Christian Schools in Israel, urged the Israeli government to recognize the importance of continued Christian education in Israel. These schools are a "vital component of the Christian presence in the Holy Land," he said in a May 23 statement.
"Christian schools in Israel are now in immediate danger of collapsing financially," he warned.
Fr. Fahim voiced concerns to the office of the Israeli Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Social Equality and others. These concerns focused on three imminent issues.