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Assyrians in Israel

Updated: 2017-02-10T11:46Z
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Predominantly Syriac Orthodox Church, with smaller populations adhering to the Chaldean Catholic Church and Assyrian Church of the East

Assyrians in Israel (Arabic: الآشوريون في إسرائيل‎‎) include migrants of Assyrian origin residing in Israel, as well as their descendants. The Assyrians in Israel number approximately 1,000 people.[1] They mostly live within the city of Jerusalem. Most adhere to the Syriac Orthodox Church, with smaller numbers following the Assyrian Church of the East and the Chaldean Catholic Church. The Assyrian Church of the East is represented by the Assyrian Archbishop of Jerusalem, while the Chaldean Catholic members have been represented since 1903 by a non-resident apostolic vicar. The most notable symbol of the Assyrian presence in Israel is the Syriac Orthodox monastery of Saint Mark in Jerusalem. They are ethnically and linguistically distinct from the Aramean community in Israel.

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