After decades of high emigration, Christians are staying in the Holy Land. That’s according to CNEWA’s regional director for Israel and Palestine, in a recent interview:
“In recent years I think we have not witnessed any waves of emigration out of the Holy Land,” Sami El-Yousef told EWTN News while on a visit to Rome.
“The youth have a greater affinity to the land than older generations,” said El-Yousef, highlighting research carried out last year on Christian Palestinians’ attitudes on life and the future.
“Emigration is not something that is on their mind. But they say to us: ‘Give us the tools of survival; help me to get a decent education, decent housing and a job.’ So it’s our job not to disappoint the Christian youth.”