(photo: ynetnews.com)

(photo: ynetnews.com)

By World Jewish Congress - June 7, 2016

Originally appeared here in BuzzFeed

You’ve noticed it: your friends in Israel sending Ramadan Kareem greetings all around on Facebook. No, your friends are not exceptional: Arabs make up 20% of the country’s population and Arabic is an official language in Israel. In honor of Ramadan, the month-long fasting period marking the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, we present you with seven Israeli Arabs bringing positive change in their country and shattering stereotypes.

Sami Tamimi

Say thank you. Co-author of „Jerusalem”, practically a foodie Bible, Sami grew up in Jerusalem and later moved to London, where he struck a tight friendship with Jewish Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi. They share a city of birth and few successful restaurants with long wait lines. Zip the lip: when you are waiting in line for the best Middle Eastern food in the land of fish and chips, you know better than to complain. Read More