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  2/22/2013, Adar 12, 5773

MK Shaked: State Should Encourage Christians to Enlist


MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) said on Thursday that the State of Israel must encourage army enlistment among Christians, speaking out against the Arab MKs who reject enlistment of Christians.

"One of the main victims of the Islamic radicalization processes and the ‘Arab Spring’ is the Christian population in these countries, who are living as a persecuted minority in a Muslim majority," Shaked wrote on her Facebook page.

She noted that in contrast, in the State of Israel the Christian Arabs are equal citizens as part of the overall Arab population, adding “This fact was not lost on Israeli Arabs Christians and recently a welcome phenomenon of encouraging young Christians to serve in the IDF and in the national service and to be integrated as citizens with equal rights and duties in Israeli society has begun.”