Religions in the Holy Land

What are Israel’s main religions? The Jewish State is the cradle of the world’s three monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Today, all three religious groups have roots, communities, and holy sites in Israel — as do other, newer faiths or offshoots.

Druze Religion

The Druze community, more correctly known as the Muwahideen, number close to 120,000 in Israel. They live primarily in the Galilee and the Golan Heights, and are classified as a separate religious group, with their own courts and their own jurisdiction in matters such as marriage, divorce, and adoption.

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