Christians in Israel to be recognized as a separate individual group is protested against by Muslims. A committee of the Knesset (Israel’s legislature) is having a debate that would designate Arab Christians as just Christian, a minority group of their own.
Storm Rages Over Status of Israeli Christians
Ryan Jones/ Israel Today
The Knesset’s Labor, Welfare and Health Committee held a very stormy debate on Wednesday over the proposed recognition of local Christians as a minority separate from the rest of the Arab population.
The debate centered around a new bill sponsored by Member of Knesset Yariv Levin (Likud) that would acknowledge Christians as their own independent minority for the purpose of representation on local councils and the Advisory Committee for Equal Opportunity.
In effect, such a law would legally differentiate between Chrisitans and Arabs, most of whom are Muslims.
In an interview earlier this month, Levin said that his proposed legislation makes perfect sense because “we (Jews) have much in common with the Christians. They are our natural allies, and a counterweight to the Muslims who want to destroy the country from within.”
Arab MKs on the committee (all of them Muslim) responded with predictable outrage.
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