A Judeo-Christian party in Israel's Knesset?

Monday, June 17, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

For years, Israel Today commentator Victor Mordechai has been working to establish a Judeo-Christian political party under the title "The Bible Bloc." He now has some competition, or rather, some assistance from Israel-loving Arab residents of the town of Nazareth.

A leading Arab Christian family from Nazareth, one of whom is a senior officer in the Israeli army, is working to create its own Judeo-Christian party, and has asked Mordechai to lead the Jewish component.

"These Arabs have come to the realization that their future is with Israel and the Jews, and not with the Muslims who are trying to push the ancient Christian community out of Nazareth," said Mordechai.

The Arab family has posted its intentions on Facebook in Arabic. They have been encouraged by many Jews and fellow Christians, while others, primarily Muslims, have posted threatening responses. Arab media has also picked up on the story, and generally given it a negative spin.

Victor Mordechai writes more about the initiative and his potential role in it in the upcoming issue of Israel Today Magazine (July 2013).

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