Arab Christians seek partnership demanding equal rights & equal duties


Arab Priest Gavriel (Jubrail) Nadaf is being persecuted by the Arab-Israeli political establishment for advocating an equal sharing of the burden amongst his Christian flock: “We want to connect with Jewish society in Israel,” he said. “We feel secure in Israel.”

By Daniel Siryoti


“We want young Christians to become totally integrated into Israeli society, which also entails shouldering their fair share of the burden of national service. Our future as a Christian minority is intertwined with that of the State of Israel. We want to give more to society and to contribute our share just like others do,” says Gavriel Nadaf, a 39-year-old Arab Christian priest who is being persecuted by the Arab Israeli establishment. Nonetheless, the cold, hard numbers say that the majority is behind him.