Mark Halawa has a remarkable story to tell – and it’s not what you’d expect to hear from a man who grew up in Kuwait!

His maternal grandmother, a Jewish girl who grew up in Israel, married a Palestinian soldier from the Jordanian Legion stationed in Jerusalem. They moved to Kuwait where Mark grew up.

He was taught to hate Jews, who were the “source of all evil; descendants of monkeys and pigs,” until he began researching his roots and found out he, himself, was part of the Tribe.

Since making that discovery, Mark has been on a mission to educate people in the Arab world about Israel and what it really stands for.

Don’t miss this incredible video of a young man revealing the truth about Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict in Arabic!