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Rana Jaboua

The sound of a glass ceiling shattering was heard in the halls of the Israel Police headquarters this week.

Rana Jaboua, a resident of the Bedouin Negev village of al-Fara’a has become the first female Bedouin in Israel to join the Israel Police Rescue team, according to Ofir Gendelman, the Arab Affairs spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Jaboua is part of a unit that helps hikers in the Judean Desert if they become lost or injured.

Another female Israeli Arab leader who merits kudos this week is Mira Shallah, age 26, who has just earned her PhD in computer science at the Technion Institute.

Mabrouk to you both!

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.