Israel’s Arab Soldiers Who Fight for the Jewish Nation Basel Awidat/Flash90
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Israel’s Arab Soldiers Who Fight for the Jewish Nation

Israel Today speaks to the family of just one of the many Arab soldiers risking their lives for the Jewish state

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In spite of the recent escalation of violence coming from the Gaza Strip, a recent surge in Arab citizens of Israel volunteering for duty in the IDF signals a major shift in Arab attitudes toward the State of Israel. After more than 70 years of ambiguous, almost schizophrenic relationships with the Jewish state they love to hate, increasing numbers of Israeli Arabs are finally waking up to the reality that the Jewish nation can be a home for them, too. Arabs are legally exempted from Israel’s mandatory military conscription and there continue to be serious doubts as to whether an…

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