The Telegraph has a fascinating story about Arab Christians who identify with the Jewish faith and want to fight for Israel in the military. They also support legislation that would declare Israel to be a Jewish state. Not all Arab Christians, or Arameans, have this view, but it is a growing debate in Israel.
The bill to designate Israel as “the nation state of the Jewish people” is supported by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It would deny collective national rights to the Arab minority and strip Arabic of its status as one of the country’s official languages, the Telegraph reports.