Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90
Coalition Whip MK Yariv Levin (Likud) plans to support an already existing attitude with the Israeli Christian community, to distinguish themselves from Israeli Muslims. This, in turn, could start a positive trend among Muslims as well, who prefer life as Israeli citizens to the horror of life under Palestinian rule.

Dozens of Christian youths volunteer for service in the IDF each year, and the new draft law, currently in committee, will turn it into an obligation—alongside a national service option.

According to Levin, the Christians are “our natural allies, balancing against the Muslims who want to destroy the country from the inside. The Christians are as concerned as we are about the extremist Islam which discriminates against them, too.”

Advertisement

MK Levin is also hopeful that elevating the status of Israeli Christians will also inspire moderate Muslims, which, according to Levin, do not support the view of most Arab MKs.

In addition to favoring Arabs who are friends of the state, Levin promises, “we’ll use an iron fist and zero tolerance of Arabs who identify with the Palestinian State sponsored terrorism. Anyone who stretches the rope too tight will remain hanging in mid-air,” he threatened.

Advertisement

14 COMMENTS

  1. It is unbelievable that our Israeli government is going backwards over fake palestinians and now Xitians. If you knew a 10th of Torah, you would realize that both Christianity and Islam is fake. Instead of running after them, you should draft laws that students of Torah are exempt from government services including taxes. Is the Israeli government better than Paroah of the Haggada. Paroah did not enslave the tribe of Levi because they taught Torah to Klal Yisroel. Hashem help us, we need leadership like King David.

  2. This just proves to the entire world that Israel engages in apartheid. Europeans colonised the Middle East a few decades ago, claiming people of a certain faith have a right to another's land, and these European extremists are openly practising apartheid now. Shameful!

  3. I wonder if the Levin thinks the Bedouin are no different than the Fellahin as a group. The fact is that Muslim Arab Bedouin have had fairly high support of the state. And, even among the Sunni Fellahin, why alienate those who support Israel? Instead of placing some above others, let's have real strategies for normalization and integration of minorities into Israeli culture.

  4. Just because he says they are not Arabs doesn't mean it's true. All Palestinian Christians claim they are Arabs, and if that's the case then they are Arabs. His problem is he hates Muslims, and that is probably what represents Israeli policy. They can't even differentiate between Muslim and Arab.

Loading Facebook Comments ...