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The Silent Zionists: Israel’s Druze Communities

Who are Israel’s Druze? A personal and enlightening talk with former MK Ayoub Kara, a Druze leader, & his combat soldier nephew, Majid.

By Rochel Sylvetsky


The recent terrorist murder of Druze IDF Border Patrol Officer Jedan Assad by a Palestinian Arab driver who plowed intentionally into a group of people waiting for a light rail train in Jerusalem, once again brought the over 130,000 members of Israel’s Druze community into the public eye.

And during Operation Protective Edge, Druze IDF Colonel Rasan Alian of Horfesh, the commanding officer of the Golani Brigade, gained nationwide admiration for returning to the front to lead his soldiers shortly after being seriously wounded. Continue Reading »