chapter  8
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This study has explored Israeli state attitudes towards Palestinian Christians in Israel. Through a critical examination of the literature together with an analysis of the varied perspectives offered by a cross-section of community representatives, opinion-makers and leaders in Israel, this study argues that the notion of state preferentialism which is often encountered within the literature and the media to describe the relationship between the Jewish state and its Palestinian Christian minority is, at best, flawed and, at worst, misleading.