Israeli Christian Community, Neither Arab nor Palestinian, Are Fighting to Save Identity

With fellow Christians under attack around the Mideast, the campaign by Israel’s Aramean community to gain formal minority status has become more urgent. Meanwhile, some of its teens are joining a pre-army program.

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BARAM NATIONAL PARK, Israel – One camper here says she plans to join the Israel Defense Forces and become a “fighter” after she graduates high school. The boys relaxing in the grass nearby nod their heads to...