Audio: Privileged to Fight for the Land - Nadia Matar - The Real Story

Exclusive interview with Nadia Matar, co-founder of Women In Green on her history and heroes.
6/30/2011, 7:38 PM

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Nadia Matar was born in Belgium to Holocaust survivors. She was drawn to Aliyah at a very early age by observing the hypocrisy of Jews praying to be in Israel and doing nothing about it. She made Aliyah as a college student, married and then made Efrat her home. It was years before she became an activist for the Land of Israel.

The first trigger was in 1993, when she and her mother-in-law, Ruth Matar, saw the fight for the Golan as a fight for all of the Land of Israel. Though their group is called Women for Israel's Tomorrow (nicknamed Women in Green by the media), many members are men, and Nadia emphatically states that she is not a feminist.

Tune in to find out why Nadia's role model is none other than her co-chair of WiG, Yehudit Katzover,
and to hear Nadia's step-by-step plan for saving the Land of Israel.

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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