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Israel’s first female Muslim police lieutenant

Sabreen Saadi is about to become the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman to attain the rank of lieutenant in the Israel Police. Saadi is from a traditional Muslim family in a Bedouin town in northern Israel. There are currently 55 Arab … Continue reading

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Female Muslim athlete competes for Israel

Arab-Israeli high-jump champion Hanin Nasser, 22, intends to represent Israel in the current 2019 European Athletics U23 Championships in Gävle, Sweden. Hanin won the recent Maccabi championship with a personal best of 1.79m – the ninth highest score in Israel’s … Continue reading

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An Arab-Israeli female Muslim bus driver

Padila Sohila from the Arab town of Tira has driven buses for seven years. Passengers and fellow drivers are most respectful to her. Her aunt was the first woman in Tila to own and drive a car. Now, most Muslim … Continue reading

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Female Muslim ambulance driver

I reported previously (31st Dec) about United Hatzalah’s female Muslim paramedic. Magen David Adom is also training Bedouin men and women to become medics. This I24 News video features ambulance driver and trainee paramedic 27-year-old, mother-of-four Warud Abu Abed. https://www.youtube.com/embed/K-owdJsRzlQ?rel=0 … Continue reading

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The first female Muslim Israeli diplomat

Muslim women in Israel are doctors, pharmacists, entrepreneurs, bus drivers, judges, IDF soldiers, etc. (see here and here). Now Israel gets its first Muslim, female diplomat, when Rasha Atamny from Baqa al-Gharbiya becomes first secretary at the Israeli embassy in … Continue reading

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Israel’s female Muslim bus driver

You may not have heard about this before, but Soheila Fedila, a 44-year-old mother of four, has been a public bus driver for three years. Soheila is a religious Muslim – she always dresses modestly and wears a hijab during … Continue reading

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IDF honors female Muslim soldier

Among the 120 soldiers receiving a “Medal of Excellence” at the President’s Residence on Israel Independence Day was a Muslim woman who grew up in an Arab village and is currently a cadet in an IDF officer’s training course. Her … Continue reading

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UK female Muslim doctor/writer praises Israel

British author Dr. Qanta Ahmed spoke about the difficulties for minorities in Islamic societies and how Israel is the only country in the Middle East that tolerates them. On her first visit to Israel, she was asked to prove she … Continue reading

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Arab Muslim woman sings with Radiohead

Arab Muslim female singer Nasreen Qadri (Nasrin Kadry) shares the stage with Radiohead and supports the band’s decision to perform in Israel.  Nasreen was born in Haifa and grew up in Lod, two cities with a mix of Arab and … Continue reading

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Israel appoints a female judge to Sharia Court

Israel’s Sharia Courts handle personal status law issues like marriage and divorce for Muslim-Israelis.  The judges’ selection committee, headed by Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, appointed Ana Hatib as their first-ever female judge. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israeli-Sharia-Courts-to-appoint-first-ever-female-judge-488892

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