International Women’s Day Photo

In the past I have done whole blog posts with photos of Arab girls and women in honor of International Women’s Day.

But this year, I would like to feature just one.

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This young woman was raised in the Israeli Arab town of Baka Al-Gharbiyah, the youngest of 9 children and the first in her family to graduate high school and university. Her parents do not read or write, but she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English literature from Hebrew University and is working on a Master’s Degree.

She was surprised when I recognized her guiding a VIP tour in the Knesset.

But, Rashsa Athamni’s story as the first Israeli selected to represent Israel as a youth delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, during the 69th session in 2014 was impressive.

Women serve in the Knesset. One day she could join them, seated in the chamber and not just pointing out highlights and history. but making history.

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