27.06.2012 07.Tammus. 5772
Despite opposition from the top, they are turning out in larger numbers for national service programs.
Israel planned to have 2,100 Arab volunteers doing national service in 2012. In the event, 2,400 turned out, an increase of 60% from 2011.
The Science and Technology Ministry's National-Civilian Service Administration is very proud of this success; it sees it as a sign the Israeli Arab leaders, who are united in their opposition to Arabs doing national service, have failed, and that their constituents are voting against them with their feet….