Jews, Arabs, Religious, Secular, Left-wing and Right-wing.I have met Israelis who were prejudiced against me.A small strip of Syria also lies along the Mediterranean Sea.At 71,500 square miles (185,226 square kilometers), the country is not much larger than the state of Washington.When Hamas fires rockets, or Fatah encourages stabbings, we are here to protect the lives of all Israeli citizens, Jewish and non-Jewish.
But what hurts me the most is not how unbelievable they are. They are all too believable, and I should know – because I once believed them too.
During my time in the UK, I spoke alongside a fellow soldier, a medic who has treated both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian terrorists without distinction.
We were the Muslim who protects Jewish lives, and the Jew who saves Muslim lives.
Other groups include Armenians, Turkmen, and Assyrians.
Arabic is the primary language, but some ethnic groups maintain their languages, especially outside of the urban areas of Aleppo and Damascus, and Kurdish, Armenian, and Turkish are all spoken in various areas.