Do you know what a sabra is?
It’s the fruit of the prickly-pear (Opuntia) cactus. It looks a little like the picture up above.
Ironically, the sabra, the very fruit that Jews around the world identify with Israel is actually not a native here. It was imported from the Western U.S.
By the way, the word and concept “sabra” are not pronounced “sabra” in Hebrew. Another of those Big Lies of Hebrew school. The Hebrew word for this North American transplant, this “oleh,” so to speak, is צַבָּר / tzabar.
According to Wikipedia, a “Sabra” is an “informal slang term that refers to Israeli Jews born in Israel.”
A few weeks ago, someone I knew decided to make trouble, and at a mixed gathering of Arabs and Jews in Haifa, asked an Arab woman if she considered herself a sabra. She said, “of course.” (I love getting to know troublemakers.)