He Ru Follow us: Make a7 your Homepage
      Free Daily Israel Report
      Archive: 4/24/2013
      19:15
      Reported

      News Brief

        4/24/2013, Iyar 14, 5773

      Netanyahu Praises Jewish-Druze Relations on Holiday


      Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will attend the Nabi Shueib holiday ceremony on Thursday at the grave of Sheikh Ameen Tareef in the city of Julis. The Prime Minister stated, "I am pleased to greet all members of the Druze community in Israel on the occasion of the Nabi Shueib holiday. Members of the Druze community contribute to the State of Israel in all aspects of public life. The Nabi Shueib holiday that you are now celebrating symbolizes the common bond between Druze and Jews. According to tradition, the soul of Nabi Shueib was embodied in Jethro, who was Moses' father-in-law... the link between our two peoples is not only an historical bond," he continued.