Monday, December 12, 2011
Israel's Mona Lisa
This is a sharp reminder that Arab women are prepared to grab their opportunities and make a real difference. I never had any doubt, but the unrelenting propaganda out there has a subtext quite the opposite that is rarely confronted and pushed back.
This lady is push back.
It also informs us that Israeli Arabs are assimilating into a future multicultural society where they are totally welcome. The problem we face with the Arabs on the other side of the fence is that indoctrination in favor of hatred and barbarism dominates and is not confronted and must be confronted if a settlement is to be ever achieved.
As I have posted in the past I suspect that the weight of economics and of history is now on the side of
and the present status quo can only be preserved by the Arabs having the wisdom
to do nothing. Yet the mouse trap is
baited and waiting for an Arab miscalculation. Israel
Israel’s Mona Lisa Weapon
She’s unforgettable, she’s a legend though … It’s kinda incredible
— From “Mona Lisa” by Britney Spears
secret weapon against terrorism, code named “Mona Lisa.” Not only
is Mona Lisa an effective weapon against Arab anti-Israel terrorism and
Islamofascism, but she is also one of the most effective weapons in the Israeli
arsenal against the guttersnipes screaming about imaginary “ Israel
Apartheid.” Let us sit back and watch in amusement as Hitlerjugend from
the “Boycott and Divest from Israel ”
movement and their fellow jihad travelers try to cope with our Mona. Israel
There are two critical things you need to know about this new secret weapon. The first is that Mona Lisa is the real name of an Israeli woman combat soldier. At her parents’ suggestion – she writes it as a single word, Monalisa (Nat King Cole did the same!). The second thing you need to know is that she is an Arab.
Monalisa Abdo is a nineteen year old combat soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces. She serves in one of
’s elite anti-terror
units. Moreover she wears the legendary red army boots that only Israel ’s most
elite fighting units wear, the Israeli equivalents of the American SEALS and
green berets. My own military experiences are timid in comparison with
what soldiers do and no one would ever think of letting me even get near a pair
of red combat boots. Israel
Monalisa grew up in
Most Israeli Arabs are not conscripted into the Israeli military, but they may
volunteer to serve if they wish. Some do so out of patriotism and loyalty
to the state, and some do so because of the career benefits and training that
will help them later in the workplace. Monalisa is clearly among the
former. Her story and an interview with her appear in the December 2,
2011 issue of Haifa ’s
Yediot Ahronot newspaper. Israel
She describes the nasty comments some Arabs made to her and her family members when she signed up. She dismisses them. And her parents are squarely behind her. “Israeli Arabs need to serve in the Israeli military,” she insists in the interview, “to give to the country and not just take.” Israel is our country and we need to serve it, she believes.
And military service is beneficial for those who serve, she adds, teaching them discipline and responsibility. Monalisa’s older sister Michelin, age 21, has also decided to enlist and will start her service in a few days. In the same unit as Mona.
Monalisa not only asked to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces but signed up for an elite combat unit named “Karkel,” in which both men and women serve side by side on the front lines. Karkel is the name of a wild desert cat that lives in
south. The unit is station in the Arava desert close to the border with Israel .
Hunting down terrorist infiltrators is its specialty. Egypt
She describes her first day in uniform, when she was being outfitted with equipment and fatigues. The orderlies gave her the ordinary black combat boots that non-elite soldiers wear. “You gave me the wrong boots,” she insisted, “I demand the red combat boots.” And she got them. She says that when she first put them on, she felt like a super-model.
And while old men like myself are not supposed to notice such things in 19 year olds, from her photo it is clear she really could pass for a model if she decided to pursue that instead of military service.
Since starting her tour of duty, she has taken the non-commissioned officer training course and is already a NCO. When asked in the interview how she gets along with the Jewish women soldiers, she says just great. “There are no differences among us, we support and help one another.”
And about her name. Where did it come from? “My father wanted me to always walk with pride with my head erect, and it had just that effect upon me,” she explains.
Come to think of it, maybe we have here the most effect countermeasure yet against the Western campus bashers of
, the anti-Semitic
professors, and the jihadi wannabes holding their anti-Israel protests and
whining about Israeli “apartheid.” In reality, Israel Israel
is of course the only Middle East state that is
not an apartheid regime. Maybe should let loose Monalisa,
Michelin, and the rest of the red-booted fighting tigresses and invite them to
apply those boots to some anti-Israel protester posteriors with extreme