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These two videos of Sarah Zoabi, an Israeli-Arab citizen from Nazareth, are eloquent expressions of her Arab-Israeli-Zionist identity, by which she means that the Jewish people have a right to a state of their own. They are extraordinary examples of courage in speaking out as an Arab-Israeli in an environment in which she, like her son Mohammed who has done as she has done, will likely receive death threats. Sarah believes that for an Arab to live as a citizen in the state of Israel is “paradise.”

She explains that Israeli Arab citizens enjoy freedoms in the democratic state of Israel that do not exist in any other Arab country ruled by dictators. She acknowledges, as well, that Israeli society is not perfect explaining that “perfect countries exist in theory and not reality.”

Sarah calls upon all Israeli minorities to join together and publicly express their support for their democratic state of Israel.

Kol hakavod to you, Sarah. The Jewish people needs more people like you to speak out.