State-it is not a Christian State.Israel is a democracy under Jewish control-Jewish law evolves but not enough to become Xstian or Muslim.As for race-their are African Jews,Chinese Jews,Indian Jews, South American Jews ,etc. and our Jewish people reflections resemble the regions they come from. The MIiddle East is a sea of Muslim States where non-believers are not welcome and not allowed to practice their own religions only under duress,not so in the Jewish state. But Israel allows prosilitizing by giving Jewish land away and it's Jewish soul to Evangelical Christians who expect to convert it's Jewish and other population-a mistake which is not tolerable but I am not an Israeli-Jew and so I should not judge because I haven't walked in that neck of the woods-yet, I suspect Abbas will be a mellow antagonist compared to the evangelical Xtians who will fight to take away all Israel,claiming Israel for the next generation,Sonof GOD and rid theworld of the Hebrew people and their one God.
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)
from the article: Report: Abbas reiterates refusal to recognize Israel as 'Jewish state'