“Tuesday the 9th of November, 2021 was truly a wonderful experience for me. Traveling to Rahat with Aardvark was like entering a parallel universe. Hearing about the lives and experiences of two Bedouin Israeli women who defied the patriarchal restrictions and limitations imposed on them by their communities to pursue their dreams was heartwarming and inspiring, and reminded me that nothing is impossible. Travelling to Beer Sheva was also special for me, because Beer Sheva was liberated from the Ottomans in 1917 by none other than the Australian army! As a Jewish Zionist and a patriotic Australian, visiting Beer Sheva and seeing how it has changed from a barren wasteland to a blooming city filled with innovation, life and creativity thanks to the entrepreneurship of idealistic young people like myself imbued me with joy and pride for both of my homelands.”
Ze'ev gittelson