A Daughter of Palestinian Refugees, This German Politician Is Fighting anti-Semitism


Sawsan Chebli. “Israel is an existent reality and I believe that all those who want peace should unite against those who are against peace.” HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / dpa Picture-

Stay Mashiach// Chebli and her husband get into a taxi in Tel Aviv on the way to visit friends. “Where are you from?” the driver asks. “From Germany,” they reply. “Ahh, Germany,” he says. “They’re so dumb – those Germans. They took in all the refugees, the whole of Europe changed. How do they plan to integrate all those Muslims into society now?” Chebli’s husband gives her a wary glance; he knows what’s about to happen. “Uskuti (be quiet),” he mutters in Arabic, but in vain.

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