Israel is a country that can truly be called a melting pot. At any given time one can walk down a main street and see people from around the world~all are speaking Hebrew, and all are Israeli. Israelis are not only Jews. They are also Arab, Bedouin and Druze~all living together (for the most part) in harmony. In fact, many people are not aware of it, but when Israeli's held a protest on the Gaza border for the release of Gilad Shalit~during Ramadan~on a stifling hot day~there were Bedouins marching with them, carrying huge signs calling for the release of the young Israeli soldier. This is Israel!
The world media portrays only the negative, the horrors that they dig up for their garish headlines. What they fail to perceive and publish is the day to day living of the majority of Israelis who only want to earn a living, raise a family and enjoy life.
One such example is twenty-four year old Staff Sergeant Ahmed Inaim, a Bedouin soldier who guards the Gaza border for Israel. Staff Sgt. Inaim's IDF service runs in the family. His brother, who was an IDF soldier, was killed in combat several years ago. Then, in 2006, another of Ahmed's brothers was injured when Hamas terrorists attacked Israel and kidnapped Gilad Shalit.
Despite his family's sacrifices, Staff Sgt. Inaim is determined to serve his country. This young man is an example of everything that is right. Hopefully, there will come a day when young Israelis will not have to go out each day and risk their lives. One day, the guns will be put away and people will be able to "get on with living". Kol HaKavod to this brave young man. I keep him in my prayers, because I know that if not for him and his IDF comrades, I would not be able to live my live without fear...
This is an Interview with Staff Sergeant Ahmed Inaim~A Wonderful Young Man!