|[Galilee Institute Note: We at the Galilee
Institute have known Mr. Khaldi for years now
and are thrilled with his appointment. We wish
our good friend G-d speed and hope that the
entire Zionist community, Christian and Jew in
San Francisco will embrace this young man
and help him on his important and most
If you wish to contact Mr. Khaldi before his
departure you are welcome to send your notes
through us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will see
him several times in the next few weeks and
will give him everything you send.
|Ismail Khaldi, Bedouin shepherd; appointed Israeli consul in San Francisco
Asafa Peled, Yediot Achronot
In a few weeks Ismail Khaldi, a 35-year old Bedouin shepherd from the village of Khawalid in the Zevulun Valley, will leave his family and
move to the United States to serve as Israeli consul in San Francisco, as the first Bedouin diplomat.
There is nothing trivial in the life of Khaldi. The settlers see him as a fifth column, Israeli Arabs curse him as a Zionist, and people around
the world who oppose Israel’s policies call him the Josef Goebbels of the Jewish state. Khaldi himself has no problem explaining how a
member of a minority group represents the State of Israel.
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