Tag Archive for #ApartheidFail

Weekend Magazine: The private life of an elite Muslim IDF soldier

#ApartheidFail: “You know what a good feeling it is for me, to see that I make people feel safe when I walk around with my weapon in the train or bus station?” he says. “No one asks if I’m Arab or Jewish. They Just see a Golani soldier.”

By Etti Abramov

 

Clad in his IDF uniform, Private A. looks no different to his brothers in arms in the elite Golani Brigade. It’s been five months since he enlisted, and like everybody else, he’s busy with the rough training, chatting with his girlfriend before lights out and dealing with his anxious parents back home. Continue Reading »

#ApartheidFail: Arab Muslim Explains Why He Joined the IDF

WATCH: Yahya Mahamid learned first hand that Israel was not an apartheid state that oppresses its Arab population and felt he needed to protect and defend his country & home by joining the IDF.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Yahya Mahamid didn’t come to hate Israel because it’s a racist, apartheid nation, as the Jewish state’s detractors will try to make you believe.

Screen Shot of Jerusalem Post newspaper featuring Yahya Mahamid.

No, Mahamid, as he explains it, was raised to hate Israel.

But, as he grew up, this young man from the lower Galilee town of Umm el Fahm discovered that he’d been lied to, that Israel’s Jewish majority wants to live in peace and coexist with its own Arab population and the Arab states around. Continue Reading »

Christian Arab becomes legal advisor for Israel Ministry office

 

Being the first Christian Arab to become legal advisor to a Ministry office, Maron Halifah said, “I never ever felt different because I was part of a minority, I never ever felt any discrimination, and I think that the state does encourage minorities to work in the public sector.”

By Itamar Eichner

 

A Christian Arab has been nominated to become the legal advisor to the Ministry of Development in the Periphery, the Negev and the Galilee, making him the first Arab ever to occupy the position of a legal advisor in a government office.

Maron Halifah

Maron Halifah

Maron Halifah, a 34-year-old resident of Haifa, began his career in 2005 under then Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Continue Reading »

Another #ApartheidFail: Arab Christian wins first ‘Miss Trans Israel’ pageant

 

With Talleen Abu Hanna, a 21 yr-old Catholic Arab from Nazareth winning the Jewish State’s first ‘Miss Trans Israel’ transgender beauty pageant, she will now go to Spain where she’ll represent Israel at the ‘Miss Trans Star International’ pageant in August.

By News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country’s first transgender pageant.

Montage of Israeli Arab Talleen Abu Hanna, 21, winner of 1rst Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant

Montage of Israeli Arab Talleen Abu Hanna, 21, winner of 1rst Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant

Talleen Abu Hanna, 21, from the northern city of Nazareth wore a white bridal dress as she was declared the first “Miss Trans Israel” on Friday at Habima, Israel’s national theater, in Tel Aviv. Continue Reading »