SO YOU CARE ABOUT THE PALESTINIANS? NOW READ ON AND HEAR WHAT LUCY AHARISH HAS TO SAY.
AT points it seemed that Israeli-Arab journalist Lucy Aharsih was stifling tears as she delivered her address before lighting a torch at the Independence Day ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday.
Aharish was presented by the host of the ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem as "an example of the end of days reality when the wolf will live with the lamb, and there will be coexistence with peace in our country."
Speaking in Hebrew Aharish said she was lighting the torch to honor all human beings who have not lost hope for peace and for:
"The innocent children who live in this land, for whom we have continually promised a better future; for those who are no longer with us and who fell victim to hate at the hands of those who have forgotten that we are all born in the image of one god."
"To the honor of the Mizrahim and the Ashkenazim, the religious and the secular, the Arabs and the Jews and to the honor of the the people of this land who remind us that we don't have another country; to the honor of the Israelis, and all human beings, and to the glory of the State of Israel.
Toward the end of her speech Aharish said in Arabic: "This is our country we have no other 1.6 million Arabs live in Israel, work in Israel our children are educated in Israel WE are educated in Israel, to boycott Israel is putting in danger OUR jobs, OUR future and our children's future the very Arabs you seem to care for. So please stop this now before it's to late."
The honor to light one of the 12 torches at the ceremony is bestowed upon citizens who have made significant contributions to the state.
So are you NOW going to support her and the 1.6 million Arabs living and working in Israel or do they not matter? I think I know the answer.
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