Complex Theater Behind Arab Teen's Pledge of Loyalty to Israel

Video of MK Zoabi's cousin denouncing kidnappers of Israeli teens and declaring 'Am Yisrael Chai' makes one wonder if it was commissioned by Israel's hasbarah. But maybe it's really an antidote to despair.

Every once in a while, a shred of cultural discourse — a speech, a poem, a song, or a graffiti campaign, emerges with such velocity that one is forced to look and listen. This week it’s been the short video by Mohammad Zoabi, a teenager from Nazareth. Zoabi is a Palestinian citizen of Israel. But judging from the video uploaded to condemn the kidnapping of three Jewish teens...