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.”
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.