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Are there non-jewish people in the Israeli Army?

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  • 10 months ago
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    Certainly there are. There is no requirement that Israeli soldiers be Jewish.

    Remember, 20% of Israeli citizens are Arabs [Palestinians] and most of them are Muslims. And, though Arab Israelis are not drafted like other Israelis, many of them do join the military by choice,

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    It's too bad that Israel doesn't have a foreign legion like France. There's plenty of foreigners that would fight for Israel. Though I do understand that Israel doesn't have much refuge in the world - that it's faced historical persecution in. They want to make sure they have something for themselves in the world, and Israel is only a sliver of land - its original boundaries were larger.

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  • 10 months ago

    Yes. I know there are Sunni Muslims who are Israeli citizens in the IDF. I do believe all other Arab people are exempt from conscription.

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    • Love the Good Guy
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      10 months agoReport

      Now, the Arab Druze are a small ethnic minority in Israel, but they side with Israel because they receive persecution by Israel's enemies too.

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