Israeli Arab MK: Civil Service Destroys Our Youths' National Identity

MK Jamal Zahalka weighed in on the debate about representation in the Israeli military and said young Arabs who serve would be shunned by their communities.

Adding his voice to the loud public debate and recent Knesset legislation about equal responsibility and representation in the Israeli military, Jamal Zahalka, chairman of Balad, an Arab political party, called for Arab citizens to oppose civilian national service.