In February, the IDF will promote a Christian soldier to the rank of lieutenant-colonel, making him the first soldier of his faith to achieve that rank. This comes as the result of a six-year process intended to help the indigenous Christian community integrate into mainstream Israeli society.
Arabs in the IDF
Watch an exclusive interview with Staff Sergeant Ahmed Inaim, a Bedouin soldier who guards Israel’s sensitive Gaza border. Staff Sgt. Inaim’s brother, who also served as an IDF soldier, was killed in combat several years ago. In 2006, Hamas terrorists injured another of his brothers when they attacked Israel and kidnapped Gilad Shalit. Despite his… Read more »