Army of the people or army of the empire?
Enlisting in the IDF is not acceptable in the eyes of the vast majority of Arabs in Israel. But what raised their ire in particular this time was the attempt to drive a wedge between the different communities.
A gathering held recently in Upper Nazareth to encourage Christian youth to join the Israel Defense Forces caused a storm among Israel's Arab population. The heads of the Christian communities in the country published a statement opposing army service. The council of the Greek Orthodox community in Nazareth even decided to prevent a clergyman who had attended the conference from entering the community's Church...
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