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  4/29/2012, Iyar 7, 5772

Arab MK: Volunteer Service for Arabs will Cause Revolt


Member of Knesset Talab As-Sana (Ra'am Ta'al United Arab List) criticized, Sunday, a government initiative to require national civilian service for the country's Arabs, who are exempt from serving in the military. As-Sana accused the government of advancing the largest number ever of racist bills.

He continued, "We have no confidence in the government and its policies. The initiative is driven by improper considerations. We are opposed to the initiative and the scheme, and it's destined to suffer a complete failure. Any attempt to force this issue through legislation will lead to civil rebellion, and we will call on Arab citizens not to honor this law."