Miss Trans Israel Talleen Abu Hanna on tolerance and freedom in Israel

“Our country allowed me, a Christian Arab from Nazareth, to end the war between my soul and my body… If I was somewhere else in this region I would have been in my grave a long time ago. Of course there are problems here, and I’m still Palestinian, but what I’ve gotten here I couldn’t get anywhere else.” (Talleen Abu Hanna speaking to the press after winning Miss Transgender Israel in Tel Aviv, 27/05/2016)