MembersPeace Begins With a Hug

At a recent Knesset ceremony honoring emergency medical first responders and Search-and-Rescue personnel, something occurred that once again demonstrated from whence true peace and reconciliation must come – the people themselves.

By Ryan Jones |
Photo: United Hatzalah

It was one of those scenes that can be described by saying, “Only in Israel.”


Member of Knesset (MK) Yehuda Glick (Likud), who was the victim of a Palestinian terror attack and attempted assassination two years ago, climbed up onto the stage and gave a warm embrace to Kabahah Muawhiya, an Israeli Arab volunteer emergency medical technician.


Glick is one of those behind ongoing efforts to return Jews and Judaism to the Temple Mount, and is therefore derided by many as an “enemy of peace” and certainly no friend of the Muslims.


Muawhiya, a Muslim from northern Israel, is a volunteer with the emergency medical organization United Hatzalah. He was invited to speak on behalf of the many Arabs who volunteer with United Hatzalah, and in so doing routinely help to save both Arab and Jewish lives.


While Muawhiya was discussing how both the volunteers and the organization...

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