This week's Advocate and Ally of Israel is a little different than those friends of the Jewish state on whom we've recently focused. Sarah Zoabi, an Israeli-Arab from Nazareth, recently competed on the TV cooking show, MasterChef Israel. Ms. Zoabi took the opportunity to speak out about her homeland and its many freedoms for all:
The mother of Israeli-Arab Israel supporter Muhammad Zoabi expressed pride in being a Zionist as she appeared as a contestant on the latest season of the popular cooking show MasterChef Israel.
Sarah Zoabi introduced herself to viewers as an “Arab, Muslim, Israeli, proud Zionist” from the northern city of Nazareth. When one of the show’s judges asked her to elaborate on her nationality and beliefs, she said, “I believe in the right of the Jewish people to have their own country, which is the state of Israel, the holy land.”
“I’m sure that the people who hear me will say: ‘what, have you lost your mind? How can you say you are a Zionist?’ I want to say to all the Arab [citizens] of Israel to wake up,” she continued. “We live in paradise. Compared to other countries, to Arab countries – we live in paradise...”