“Israel gave us everything that it could give us, even though we were Arabs. Arabs in Israel have equal rights and have access to welfare, education, health care — anything that a Jewish citizen would get”
It’s over five weeks since the war between Hamas and Israel started, and continues to ravage the region, with so many people criticizing Israel for responding ‘harshly’ to the October 7 attack which killed over 1400 Jewish people and took several others hostage, one Israeli Arab woman — now an electrical engineer — is speaking out, thanking the Jewish state for giving her everything she ever needed to succeed in life.
Had it not been for Israel, the Stanford University alumna recently said, she would likely be impoverished.
“Israel gave us everything that it could give us, even though we were Arabs and they’re calling Israel an apartheid,” the Bedouin woman said, according to a clip circulating on X. “They’re calling Israel — making ethnic genocide. And this point is actually like puzzling for me, because 25% of the Israeli population is actually Arabs; most of them are Muslims. More than 20% [of the population] are Muslims. I’m one of them.”
“Arabs in Israel have equal rights and have access to welfare, education, health care — anything that a Jewish citizen would get,” she added.
“So how can you call this an apartheid or committing ethnical genocide?” she asked, adding, “I was born to a Bedouin family. Bedouins are nomadic Arabs. My mother was — and is — penniless and illiterate. She doesn’t know reading and writing, because her parents didn’t believe that women have the right to go to school; they should be on the fields and herd the sheep.”
“If not for Israel, I probably would be illiterate, penniless, herding sheep somewhere in the [Galilee area of Israel],” She continued. “But I have an electrical engineering degree; I have a master’s from Stanford University, and I have my rights to live my life the way that I wanted to live them. Israel gave us everything that it could give us even though we were Arabs,” according to Faithwire.
The woman said claims of apartheid and genocide by Israel don’t “match the reality.”
“They need to go and read the facts,” she encouraged. “And it’s funny that sometimes it comes from intelligent students at elite universities saying this kind of nonsense.”