02.03.2013 20.Adar. 5773 Ki Tisa; Paraschat Parah
Some 3000 Arab citizens of Israel are now volunteering – and the number is growing every year.
When Nasim Awadallah finished high school two years ago, he didn’t have many prospects. His grades were not good enough to get into university. He worked at a minimum wage job for a few months but was not satisfied.
So he volunteered for Israel’s national service, an alternative to army service, which is under the control of the Defense Ministry. He works at the same school he attended in his village. In the mornings, he helps the physical education teachers and in the afternoons he coaches three separate soccer teams….