Arab-speaking Christians and Army Service

Israeli Arab-speaking Christians have started gaining interest in the army service. This has caused resistence in not only the Muslim population but also amongst the Arab-speaking Christians.

Many Arab Christians have begun encouraging their youth to apply for the army, because it would give the youth a better opportunity to integrate into the Israeli community. Maronite Christian Shadi and a few other
officers have started a forum that aims at helping Israeli Christians who are interested in going to serve in the army. We will visit Shadi in his home village, Jish. We will also meet a young lady and her father living amid the
beautiful surroundings of Northern Israel, in the village of Mi'ilya.

Israel Speaks

Israel Speaks is a documentary program straight from the heart of the world – Jerusalem.

Israel Speaks deals with interesting phenomena, touching and even painful events, as well as people's daily lives in a country amidst a lot of pressure and tension.

  • First broadcast: March 15, 2014, Taevas TV7
  • Episode number: 209
  • Duration: 25 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • Finnish, Hebrew
  • Subtitles:
  • Finnish, Estonian, English, Swedish