Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh is an Israeli Druze trailblazer: She served as a member of the Knesset (MK) for two years — the first Druze female to sit in that body. Now she has been appointed to be the first Druze emissary for the Jewish Agency for Israel, with a focus on reaching out to U.S. college and university students. Given the amount of Jew-hatred and demonizing of the Jewish state currently on American campuses, Kamal-Mreeh will have her work cut out for her.
Quote: “I am proud and excited to be a partner in bringing about this precedent-setting step, which will enable another Israeli voice to be heard, conveying the multifaceted reality of Israel to both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences throughout North America. I believe the time has come for all segments of Israeli society to be active partners in shaping global consciousness, and that my unique identity as a woman from the Druze community will greatly contribute to my service, resulting in meaningful and innovative activities that will challenge and change perceptions.”
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), The Jerusalem Post (quotation)
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Photo of Israeli president-elect Isaac Herzog and Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh: The Jerusalem Post
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