August 04, 2015

"We as Jews say 'never again'" - EXCLUSIVE interview with Canadian Gill Rosenberg, first female foreigner to join Kurdish forces fighting ISIS

Igal HechtIsrael Correspondent

After moving from Canada to Israel to join the Israeli Army, in 2014 Gill Rosenberg became the first female to join the Kurds fighting ISIS.

In this EXCLUSIVE broadcast interview, she explains that learning of women and children being raped and tortured in Iraq and Syria prompted her to volunteer to battle ISIS.

Rosenberg explains that her Jewish heritage, with its principle of "Never Again," inspired her to fight against this new genocide.

She details the battles she fought in alongside other female soldiers, and her close call with a suicide bomber.

She says ISIS seems very organized and well funded; the West "needs to wake up and help the Kurds", Christians and Yazidis before it is too late," Rosenberg says, adding:

"The Kurds love Israel, America and Canada" and want more support, while she acknowledges that Canada's military "is pulling more than their weight."

(Camera: Lior Cohen)


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commented 2015-08-11 16:06:11 -0400
Hurry back to Canada, Gill. One of the few policies that Harper has announced so far is that people like you will not be allowed to travel to places like that again.
commented 2015-08-08 16:05:57 -0400
Trust me people she is still a conwoman,she learned her art of deception well. She never fought Isis once!!! She is not only a lier but was involved in not only fake sites but involved in releasing my UK family address online for UK Isis!!!
She and others were involved in fundraising so they could buy expensive gear and eat daily in expensive pizza places etc whilst she and other sat in duhok plotting the next funding post!!!
I personally had fake sites setup in my name by her and others as I called out there scam etc.
Trust me she never fought once she is a manipulative lier and and insult too women.
Whilst here she denied been isreal yet is now try to make money from the very country she denied been from whilst using her British passport!!! One of 3 passports!!
Oh I was ypg then with her hateful group but I’m still here in kurdistan as one of only 2 official western peshmerga in the Kdp kurdistan democratic party. No doubt she’ll try troll or use her trolls for me yet again posting the facts
commented 2015-08-05 23:24:48 -0400
You are a very brave Lady, Gill. God Bless You. It is most unfortunate, now the Turks have agreed to attack (all) Terrorists and they consider the Kurds To be Terrorists. All the bombing runs, made so far, have been against Kurdish targets.
commented 2015-08-05 22:27:33 -0400
You are a Canadian hero Gill Rosenberg. May God keep you safe.
commented 2015-08-05 21:36:22 -0400
Gill, you wear your Canada flashes with honour. Fair winds and following seas on your journeys.
commented 2015-08-05 17:10:42 -0400
good luck my dear, but israel i think needs you more. israel is surrounded by isis like scum who want you totally crushed and buried as well. your choice and keep safe.
commented 2015-08-05 15:11:03 -0400
What an amazing young woman! She is a credit to the Jewish people and to Canada. She is the type of person the Libs and the NDP SHOULD be supporting, not terrorists like Omar Khadr…if, as the Libs and NDP say: “Omar Khadr is a Canadian.” Then I am NOT! Canadians are delivered from Trenton along the 401 in motorcades. Canadians are not people who go to Pakistan and Afghanistan to kill innocent people….Justin, Tom…you’ll NEVER get my vote on this basis alone.
commented 2015-08-05 14:58:38 -0400
This lady Gill Rosenberg is a real hero as many have stated. I hope that all the lefties that oppose the war against ISIS finally wake up and start to listen. Listen to what this Battle Hardened, brave young Canadian/Israeli woman is saying. Listen close and know that she speaks from experience. She has been there and done that, she is there and is still doing that – fighting ISIS.
She isn’t siting in an office in Ottawa, safe from ISIS and claiming that if elected he would stop the Canadian troops from bombing ISIS, or like the other idiot wanting to lead Canada, saying that the war against ISIS is wrong.
These idiots and a whole bunch of other Canadians that follow these idiots blindly need to shut up and start listening to real people that know what they are talking about.
I challenge all the lefties to do an eight of what this brave young woman has and is doing, otherwise shut the hell up.
commented 2015-08-05 14:48:31 -0400
Great report! A brave young woman! My Kudos and Respect to you young lady! May God help guide your future!
commented 2015-08-05 14:45:59 -0400
It is the ‘arrogant asses like Trump and Winston Churchill’ that are brave enough to make a difference for the free world.
commented 2015-08-05 14:00:09 -0400
What an amazing young woman! She is a credit to the Jewish people.
commented 2015-08-05 12:11:56 -0400
" Maybe once Trump is elected"
Trump is an arrogant ass, but so was Winston Churchill.
commented 2015-08-05 12:03:34 -0400
God bless the Kurds and God bless Gill Rosenberg. You’re 50 shades of awesome.
commented 2015-08-05 11:20:42 -0400
We need more people like Gill out there. This is a noble cause. Our Western society cannot just stand idly by and leave the Kurds to be buried in the sand by ISIS. When are our governments going to realize that if ISIS takes the Middle East, where the hell do they think they are going to strike next? Do our governments REALLY think they’ll just stop there? No. They’re coming here! Some of their influence is ALREADY in our borders. Hey Big Government! Stop hitting the snooze button, because THIS IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL!!!
commented 2015-08-05 10:15:08 -0400
What a brave and wonderful women. So proud she is Canadian and proud of our PM. I am glad she made it back safe. I think the US under Obummer is a muzzie lover and Obummer secretly loves that isis is killing all the Christians. History will tell the truth about Obummer and it wont be nice.
commented 2015-08-05 10:13:43 -0400
This is the kind of hero we want back in Canada. Not the Omar Khadr type. Much more respect for her than anyone supporting Khadr.
commented 2015-08-05 08:54:13 -0400
I’m sure the CBC and other leftist media will brand here a traitor to Canada. But I think she is a hero for helping to protect the innocent that ISIL are killing and enslaving.
commented 2015-08-05 02:27:59 -0400
So proud of you Gill Rosenberg. What a fine young woman you are. You give me hope.
commented 2015-08-05 01:28:40 -0400
Sharon Moore great point, they need to practice actual feminism , not radical idiocy.
commented 2015-08-05 01:28:14 -0400
What a shining star, it’s young people like this that makes Canada a great country. I wish I was twenty years younger. THATS why Canada always punches above it’s weight, we’ve done it in every conflict we’ve been in.
commented 2015-08-05 00:22:23 -0400
What an amazing young woman. You know, the idiot women protesting about their right to go topless should watch this video.
While they protest their ‘right to be half naked in public’, which is a friggin’ joke and one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of having a protest for, young girls and women are being sold into sex slavery by ISIS. No protest for that, is there? The silence is deafening…
commented 2015-08-04 22:29:22 -0400
I have a great deal of respect for Gill Rosenberg. She is an impressive young lady.
commented 2015-08-04 22:28:15 -0400
What a young Lady. Makes all our pathetic complaints appear to be inconsequential.
Are you listening ? Son of Trudeau
commented 2015-08-04 21:40:29 -0400
Incredible bravery and selfless integrity. So humbled to say she’s one of ours. God Bless Gill Rosenberg and hope that truth and charity will be victory for her and us. Amen
commented 2015-08-04 21:03:38 -0400
What an interesting experience for a young woman. Free. I am sure she will have a very bright future. I wish we would help the Kurds more. Maybe once Trump is elected.