An Arab Israeli woman publicly praised Jewish ethics Tuesday, contrasting them to the Muslim Brotherhood’s “rape gangs.”
Posting on a Facebook event page devoted to protesting the rape and torture of female activists in Egypt, Anet Haskia rejected comparisons between Israel and Egypt that others on the page had made. On her own page, Haskia had this to say:
“We are talking about the rape of Arab women in Egypt and other Arab states, and you still try to make a connection to Israel? Jewish men do not rape Arab women and girls! It is Arab Muslim men who are raping you, so focus this campaign on them and leave Israel alone.”
Haskia is from the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Akko, and is deeply supportive of the State of Israel. One of her children serves in the IDF. She credits her attitude to growing up in Akko where “we had good relations between Jewish and Arab families….We respected both Hebrew and Arabic-speakers.” She wants to enter Israeli politics, and represent Arab Israelis “who are too scared to speak up, who love Israel like I do and have done well here”.