Arabs Fighting for Israel

Yoseph Haddad, a 33-year-old Israeli Arab and disabled IDF veteran, teaches fellow Arabs that they need to defend Israel alongside the Jews. An exclusive Israel Today interview.

Arabs Fighting for Israel
Courtesy Yoseph Haddad
Israel Today: What experience inspired you to encourage Israeli Arabs to defend the Jewish nation? Haddad: When a female suicide bomber blew herself up in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, not far from where I grew up, among the 21 dead were four Arabs. A month later I enlisted in the Israeli army (IDF). I understood that it is not because we are Jew or Arab, but that we are Israelis that they kill us. I knew that I needed to defend my country. What was it like serving as an Arab in the Israel army? I served in Golani…