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September 7, 2012 1:52 pm

Meet the IDF’s Highest Ranking Muslim Officer

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Maj. Ala Wahib in the field. Photo: Osnat Krasnansky.

Israel Hayom – “From the age of zero I was told that Israel stole Palestine from us, but when I was 14 I woke up. I discovered that Jews are not bad,” says Ala Wahib, an operations officer at a key IDF training base, and the highest-ranked Muslim officer in the Israeli army.

“I am the operations officer at the IDF ground forces training base at Tze’elim,” Ala Wahib says at the start of our conversation, his eyes twinkling with excitement. “I am like the mother and father of that place,” he adds. “The only thing is that I don’t really have anyone to share it with, so I make sure to pat myself on the back every now and again, and say ‘dude, you’re awesome. Look how far you’ve come.'”

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  • THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXEMPLE THAT THE ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN LEAVE IN PEACE AND HARMONY TOGETHER. JEWS ARABS BEDUINS DRUZE. GOD BLESS THE ONES WHO OVERCOME FEAR AND HATRED AND MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN THIER LIFES

  • Hadara Zemel

    I love this story!!! May God bless everything you do!

  • e.z. weinstein

    You ARE AWESOME Here is another poat on the back

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