We’ll take, “Headlines you’ll never read in a Middle Eastern country other than Israel” for $1000, Alex:
— Google Times (@TimesGoogle) May 27, 2016
— Ben Hartman (@Benhartman) May 27, 2016
From the AP:
An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country’s first transgender pageant.
Ta’alin Abu Hanna, 21, from the northern city of Nazareth wore a white bridal dress as she was declared the first “Miss Trans Israel” on Friday at HaBima, Israel’s national theater, in Tel Aviv.
She describes her victory as “historic” and says it promotes equality.
Let’s remember this headline when anti-Israel hacks refer to Israel as an “apartheid” state:
An Arab Israeli won Miss Trans Israel.
In most surrounding states,she'd be persecuted to absolutely no calls for boycotts & apartheid claims
— Futile Democracy (@Futiledemocracy) May 28, 2016
— Lenny (@LennyBoyUSA) May 28, 2016
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) May 29, 2016
Because… hate, bigotry, apartheid #ISRAELFOREVER
Israel-Arab from Nazareth named first-ever 'Miss Trans Israel' https://t.co/mx8B45npRg
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) May 27, 2016
Abu Hanna told reporters, “Our country allowed me, a Christian Arab from Nazareth, to end the war between my soul and my body. So if it made peace for me, our country is only a country of peace.”