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  • Israel legally separates Christians from Muslim Arabs

    03/01/2014 7:14:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3-1-14 | Ryan Jones
    Israelís Knesset on Monday signed into law a bill that legally distinguishes between local Christians and the bulk of the Arabic-speaking population, which is primarily Muslim. The stated goal of the law is to boost Christian employment rights by recognizing them as an independent minority, and thereby granting them separate representation on local councils and employment committees. Israeli Arab (mostly Muslim) members of Knesset blasted the new law, insisting it would undermine Arab identity in the Holy Land. But beyond the increased employment rights, that is precisely the point for many Arabic-speaking Christians in Israel.