(photo: Israel Police) 

(photo: Israel Police) 

By Eliyahu Kamisher - February 7, 2017 

Originally appeared here in The Jerusalem Post

Police met with a representative of the Christian community in Israel on Tuesday to discuss enlisting more Christian recruits into the Israeli police force.

The meeting at National Police Headquarters in Jerusalem was held between attorney Nader Safari, a leader of the Christian community, and the head of the police’s manpower division, Asst.- Ch. Gila Gaziel. Both sides agreed to hold more meetings and develop a framework for police to visit schools in Christian communities to promote careers in the force.

There are currently 423 Christian police officers in Israel and 66 Christians doing their national service with the police and Border Police.

Zionist Union MK Eitan Broshi, who initiated the meeting, praised it as a step in diversifying police ranks.

“I see great importance in recruiting members of the Christian community,” he said in a statement. “This is another layer of full integration into Israeli society, and I thank the Israel Police for their cooperation, and I am pleased with this step.” Read More