Rae Abileah is leaving CODEPINK Women for Peace, and she signs off with the above video. At 30 years young, Abileah, who is Jewish America of Israeli descent, is already an icon; a household name in the American activist scene. As a passionate advocate for peace and justice, she’s courageous, gutsy, humble, enthusiastic, spiritual and a fantastically inspirational person.
It’s safe to assume Rae Abileah will not be fading into the woodwork. I spoke with Rae this morning. She says she’s planning on taking some time off and traveling for a while, she’d like to go back to Palestine. Naturally forthcoming and inquisitive, Rae added:
There’s many things I want to learn. I definitely want to learn Arabic so if anybody wants to teach me that would be awesome.
Bon Voyage Rae. Thank you for enriching our world through your leadership with Code Pink.
Update: Original headline cited Abileah’s advice of singing when you’re arrested; but it resulted in confusion and lots of comment.