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Friday, July 05, 2013

The only country for which Arab Christians will fight

There's only one country for which Arab Christians are willing to fight. Do you want to take a guess which one it is? Yes, it's Israel. But now, Arab Muslims are attacking the Christians for supporting Israel (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
For a number of years now, a group of Nazareth Christians who are officers in the Israeli army have been actively recruiting young local Arabs to follow in their footsteps and serve the Jewish state.
Though not an officer himself, one of the main figures in this movement is Greek Orthodox cleric Father Gabriel Nadaf. Late last month, the Greek Orthodox patriarch in Jerusalem, acting on demands from Muslim Arab members of Israel's Knesset, threated to fire Nadaf.
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Interior Minister Gideon Saar immediately called the priest to convey their support and offer their assistance.
On Wednesday, Israel's Attorney General's Office announced that it had opened an investigation into the activities of the Muslim Knesset members who pushed for Nadaf's dismissal.
"It’s unacceptable that Arab MKs should think that they can be Trojan horses in the Knesset and send letters of incitement against a Christian priest who encourages young Christians to enlist in the IDF," said Likud MK Miri Regev during a Knesset Interior Committee hearing on the matter.


Khaloul said that until now, many in the community had been too afraid to speak out, but that was going to change. Many are now even referring to themselves openly as "Israeli Christians."
Ali, an organizer for the forum, noted that local Arabs see what is happening across the Middle East and realize that Israel is the only place in the region where Christians can feel safe and belong. "That’s why more and more of us are realizing that there is no other country here that is worth fighting for," he added.
Some went even deeper in their reasoning for joining the army of the Jewish state.
If there are so many loyal 'Israeli Arabs' (and I have heard and posted many stories like this one over the years, which claim that there are) why do they keep sending such drek to the Knesset?

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At 3:19 PM, Blogger MUSHI said...

Carl, the arabs in israel reprsent what, 20 percent of the population? so of 8 million people they are just above 1.5 million. how many people of those 1.5 millions are christian arabs? and there you have the answer to your question


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