Israeli Arab Woman And IDF Commander

Meet Mona Lisa Abado, the first Arab-Israeli to enlist to the Israeli army who is now on her way to becoming a combat officer

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About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks


  • Shimona from the Palace

    I take it you mean “the first Arab-Israeli WOMAN to enlist in the Israeli Army”?

    • cba

      Even more: There are a number of Arab-Israeli women in the IDF. It appears she’s the first to be training to be an officer in a combat unit.

      The original report was very badly written; several misplaced modifiers led to this confusion.

      • cba

        I meant the video report was badly written.

  • Travis

    Before I even saw the video I figured she was a Christian based on her first and last name..

    Did Amira Hass ever serve in the IDF?

  • fizziks

    You need to change the tagline to “first Arab-Israeli WOMAN to enlist”. There are many Arabs who have enlisted in the IDF. In the movie “Amir Got His Gun” they summarize how many Bedouin and even a few Muslim Arabs have enlisted.

    • Aussie Dave

      Yes, it was an oversight

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