Ishmael Khaldi in Perth

CHABAD Noranda & Dianiella Mizrachi

Special Guest speaker for Seudah last week – 25th May  
One Man’s story, of Israel’s culture, society & politics, from the perspective of a bedouin minority, in the Jewish state.



 Ismael Khaldi earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Haifa and a master’s degree in political science and international relations from Tel Aviv University. He served in the Israeli Ministry of Defence, Israel Police, and in the Israel Defence Forces as a political analyst.   Diplomatic career Khaldi began working for the Israeli Foreign Ministry in 2004 and In June 2006, he was appointed to serve in San Francisco, USA.   In August 2009, Khaldi was appointed policy advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman.  

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Ishmael also spoke to the community at the Jewish Centre, jointly hosted by the UIA, JNF and Friends of Israel.

On Tuesday he visited Edith Cowan University and met with Bill Allen, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education. 

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The Partisans’ Song was translated by Ishmael into Arabic:


Translated by Ishmael Khaldi

The Partisans’ Song = نشيد الانصار

Never say that there is only death for you = لا تقل هذه طريقي الأخيرة

Though leaden skies may be concealing days of blue= على الرغم من ان السماء الرصاصية ربما تخفي اياما زرقاء

Because the hour we have hungered for is near; =لان الساعة التي انتظرناها – قريبه

Beneath our tread the earth shall tremble — we are here! = تحت اقدامنا تهز الأرض – نحن هنا

From land of palm tree to the far-off land of snow, = من ارض جبل النخيل – الى بلاد الثلج البعيدة

We shall be coming with our torment and our woe; =سوف نأتي بآلامنا وحزننا

And everywhere our blood has sunk into the earth, = وفي كل مكان روت الأرض من دماءنا

Shall our bravery, our vigor blossom forth. =لتزهر شجاعتنا وقوتنا

We’ll have the morning sun to set our day aglow=شمس الصباح ستضوي يومنا

d all our yesterdays shall vanish with the foe; =وامسنا ستختفي مع العدو.

And if the time is long before the sun appears, = وإذا كان الوقت طويلاً قبل ظهور الشمس ،

Then let this song go like a signal through the years. = اذا دع هذه الأغنية تكن إشارة عبر السنين.

This song was written with blood and not with lead; = كتبت هذه الأغنية بالدم وليس بالرصاص ؛

It’s not a song that summer birds sing overhead; = إنها ليست أغنية تغنيها الطيور الصيف ؛

It was a people among toppling barricades, = كان الناس مع الحواجز المنهاره ،

That sang this song of ours with pistols and grenades. = الذين نشدو أغنيتنا بمسدسات وقنابل.

Never say that there is only death for you, = لا تقل أبداً أن هناك ل موتًا فقط ،

Though leaden skies may be concealing days of blue, = على الرغم من أن السماء الرصاصيهعلى قد تخفي أيامًا زرقاء ،

Because the hour we have hungered for is near; = لأن الساعة التي انتظرناها تقترب ؛

Beneath our tread the earth shall tremble—we are here! =تحت باطننا ترتعش الأرض- نحن هنا!

The Power Of Words

Here are some updates for you:

  • A new study guide for the Partisan Poem  is available. Mervyn Danker, school principal and Jill Rabinowitz,  English teacher, have combined to bring you an updated English study guide for the Partisan Poem by Hirsh Glik. This poem is the legacy of the partisans and survivors. It is now up to us to embrace it for future generations.  No other poem inspires hope as much as Zog Nit Keynmol!


  • We are progressing with our plan to recite the poem globally on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2018. Find your language here.


  • For more on how you can participate, watch the two inspiring videos on this page.

  • You can now follow all my posts in your own language. Simply click on “Translate” on the bottom right and select one of 104 flags to translate – even in Xhosa!
  •  Shana Tova & well over the Fast to all my Jewish friends.
    May you and your loved ones be inscribed in the Book of Life 
    for a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year.
    Shana Tova and well over the Fast. 

    Ge’mar Chatima Tova. 
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