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IDF appoints Druze officer to head Medical Corps

Colonel Dr. Badar Tarif - soon to be Brigadier General - will be the first Druze officer to hold the senior position.Ari Soffer, 7/11/2016, 8:46 PM

ISIS singles out and executes Druze prisoners

Deal reached to release majority of 300 cement workers kidnapped by Islamic State - but 'spies' and non-Muslims executed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2016, 8:21 PM

'When our lands were taken we didn't go to the barricades'

Druze Zionist Council head Yosef Nasaridin expresses his anger over 'racist' remarks against new Druze village.Shimon Cohen, 1/19/2016, 8:28 AM

Druze soldier jailed for leaking army secrets

Corporal jailed and demoted for giving civilian classified info about IDF activities on Israeli-Syrian border.Kobi Finkler, 12/10/2015, 6:25 PM

Druze delegation tours US to promote Israel

Delegation speaks at schools, organizations, media to emphasize tolerance in Israeli society.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2015, 9:51 AM

Netanyahu's Greetings and Warnings for Eid Al-Adha

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sends two very different messages to Muslims, Druze for Eid Al-Adha holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2015, 4:59 PM

Druze Minister Calls on Lynching Suspects to Repent

Deputy Min. Ayoub Kara notes that he understands why Israeli Druze attacked Syrian refugees - but not an IDF ambulance.Shimon Cohen, 8/11/2015, 8:13 AM

Two Druze Indicted for Lynch Murder of Wounded Syrian

A 48-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were among those who beat a wounded Syrian to death.Ido Ben Porat, 8/10/2015, 12:20 PM

Wolf Bites a 75-Year-Old Farmer in Golan Heights

Watering the family apple orchard, elderly farmer suffers deep bite wounds in shocking incident as a massive wolf pounces on him.Ari Yashar, 7/31/2015, 11:55 AM

Defense Minister Reveals Israel Aiding Syrian Rebels

Yaalon: 'Rebels near the border receive humanitarian aid, on condition that they block terrorists and don't attack Druze.'Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer, 6/29/2015, 3:30 PM

Israeli Initiative Will Provide Aid to Druze Refugees from Syria

International Fellowship of Christian and Jews to provide monthly assistance to Druze families who fled Syria to escape ongoing violence.Ben Ariel, 6/29/2015, 2:45 AM

Three More Druze Arrested for IDF Ambulance 'Lynch'

Overnight raid in Druze villages leads to three more suspects in 'lynch' attack on IDF ambulance, bringing total arrest count to 12.Cynthia Blank, 6/25/2015, 10:34 AM

Druze Spiritual Leader: Ambulance Lynching Against Druze Values

Spiritual leader of Israeli Druze, Sheikh Muwafaq Tarif, meets PM Netanyahu, joins him in condemning attack on Syrian casualties.Ari Soffer, 6/24/2015, 8:06 PM

What Do the Druze Want?

The situation of the Syrian Druze is so complex, that each solution seems a catch-22 situation.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 6/24/2015, 7:33 PM

Lynching of Syrians on IDF Ambulance May Have Been Premeditated

IDF soldier notes that rumors of an incident near Majdal Shams surfaced in the hours preceding the lynching.Tova Dvorin, 6/24/2015, 7:10 PM

Ten Druze Arrested over IDF Ambulance 'Lynch'

Israeli Druze nabbed for suspected role in murder of Syrian and attack on IDF soldiers in both Golan and Galil.Ari Yashar, 6/24/2015, 9:14 AM

As ISIS Nears, Should Israel Help Syrian Druze?

Guy Bechor and Caroline Glick, known for straightforward thinking with a nationalist bent, are on opposite sides on this question.Hillel Fendel, 6/24/2015, 2:12 AM

Druze 'Lynching' on IDF Ambulance Tipped Off by Soldier?

IDF investigation indicates soldier passed info to Druze assailants, and that soldiers tried to defend the wounded Syrians.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 6/23/2015, 10:50 PM

Netanyahu: We Will Bring Druze Lynchers to Justice

Both Netanyahu and Ya'alon vow crackdown on citizens taking the law into their own hands after Syrian casualty killed by Druze mob.Orly Harari, 6/23/2015, 11:31 AM

Druze Leaders Condemn Ambulance Attack, Majdal Shams Celebrates

Residents of Druze town celebrate the attack on the ambulance carrying wounded Syrians, as leaders condemn it.Ben Ariel, 6/23/2015, 4:42 AM

Wounded Syrian Killed in Druze Attack on IDF Ambulance

Crowd of Israeli Druze descend on ambulance carrying wounded Syrian refugees.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2015, 12:30 AM

Druze Attack IDF Ambulance Carrying Syrians

Residents of Horfesh suspected the vehicle was carrying wounded jihadists, who were fighting Druze in Syria.Yishai Karov, 6/22/2015, 10:41 AM

The Druze and the Middle East's Minority Pact

Israel must, simply must, save the Syrian Druze.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 6/19/2015, 6:04 AM

Al-Nusra: Leave the Syrian Druze Alone

Al-Nusra must decide whether it is like ISIS or not. Mark Langfan, 6/19/2015, 5:45 AM

Israeli Army Vows to Protect Syrian Druze from 'Massacre'

Eizenkot promises to prevent massacre of Druze refugees on Golan Heights border with Syria, responding to Israeli Druze demands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2015, 7:59 PM

Druze Leaders Ready to Defend Relatives in Syria

Israeli Druze say they are on alert after Al Qaeda massacre, 'will not hesitate' to cross border and protect relatives if necessary.Tova Dvorin, 6/14/2015, 10:46 AM

Al Qaeda Apologizes for Murdering 20 Druze

Syrian affiliate of terror group says shootout committed against Druze village under its hold 'violates our views.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2015, 9:29 PM

Al-Qaeda Affiliate in Syria Kills 20 Druze

Some 20 members of Syria' Druze community were killed Wednesday in a shootout with Al-Nusra Front.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 12:44 PM

Druze Demand Syrian Airstrikes from Israel, US

Druze community leaders meet with US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro to request help arming Druze fighting ISIS.Tova Dvorin, 6/5/2015, 12:32 PM

Yeshiva Head Expelled from Temple Mount for Closing His Eyes

The head of the Shvut Yisrael Yeshiva in Efrat was booted off the Temple Mount Sunday morning - for the 'crime' of closing his eyes.Moshe Cohen, 5/31/2015, 4:56 PM

ISIS Attacks Druze Village, Aims for 'Victory Against the World'

Islamic State attacks Syria's Druze heartland before being forced out by pro-regime militia; clashes continue at ancient city of Palmyra.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2015, 4:25 PM

Dep. Min. Kara Upset Over Demise of Druze Battalion

Ayoub Kara opposes Chief of Staff's decision to shut down ethnic unit and integrate Druze throughout IDF.Yishai Karov, Gil Ronen, 5/18/2015, 6:20 PM

Kara: I Love the PM, But Druze Minister is 'National Necessity'

Defending decision to threaten Netanyahu in letter to supporters, Likud MK Ayoub Kara insists Israel needs a Druze minister.Cynthia Blank, 5/10/2015, 8:12 AM

Terrorists Killed in Border Attack Were Sons of Israeli Druze

Report reveals 2 of the 4 terrorists eliminated while placing explosive on border Sunday night are sons of terrorist from Majdal Shams.Ari Yashar, 4/27/2015, 1:10 PM

Netanyahu Sends Nebi Shu'eib Greetings to Israeli Druze

PM releases message to Druze 'brothers and sisters' in time for holiday celebrating the Biblical figure Jethro.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2015, 9:04 PM

Israel 'Threatened Al Qaeda Rebels to Protect Syrian Druze'

The rise of Islamist rebel factions has made Israeli support for Syrian rebels more difficult than in the past.Gedalyah Reback, 4/22/2015, 4:54 PM

Druze Lebanese Leader: Nasrallah Is an 'Ingrate'

Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt over the weekend slammed Hezbollah for its support of Iran's assistance to Houthi rebels.Yaakov Levi, 4/19/2015, 9:57 PM

Expert: Syria is Splitting Apart, And Obama Shouldn't Stop It

Pinhas Inbari says that Syria is breaking apart, despite the desire to end the war with a strong government in Damascus.Gedalyah Reback, 3/27/2015, 1:23 PM

Druze in the Golan Spied on Israel for Syria

Indictment filed against resident of Majdal Shams, who passed sensitive information on IDF border activity to the Assad regime.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/27/2015, 12:13 PM

Druze Leaders Demand Non-Jewish Minister in Next Government

Druze leaders will petition PM Netanyahu to appoint non-Jew, such as Ayoub Kara or Hamad Amar, to minister of minorities.Cynthia Blank, 3/22/2015, 11:07 AM

Arab Survey: More Participation in Elections, But Not for Druze

While most Israelis do not like Arab List’s politics, they’re enthusiasm this year is a good sign for integration.Gedalyah Reback, 3/12/2015, 7:20 AM

Former MK: Yaalon Promised No More Medical Treatment for Syrians

Former MK Ayoub Kara asked Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to prevent the entry of any more Syrians into Israel for medical treatment.Yaakov Levi , 3/4/2015, 3:16 PM

Zionist Activists Visit Druze Victim of Racist Attack

Members of Im Tirtzu visited Druze soldier who was attacked after speaking Arabic outside a club in a kibbutz.Gil Ronen, 2/9/2015, 2:15 PM

PM: Palestinian State will Lead Islamists to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vows to fight foreign pressure to withdraw from Judea-Samaria ahead of Kerry meeting in Rome.Tova Dvorin, 12/14/2014, 12:57 PM

OU 'Adopts' Family of Murdered Druze Officer

Head of the OU in Israel visits family of Zidan Seif, tells them that communities in the United States will commemorate their son's memory.Yishai Karov, 12/1/2014, 2:14 AM

PM to Submit Bill to Invest in Druze, Circassian Communities

After meeting with Druze leaders last week, Netanyahu is moving forward with plans to submit bill for investment in Druze, Circassian towns.Cynthia Blank, 11/30/2014, 2:03 PM

Netanyahu to Druze: 'You Are an Organic Part of Israeli Society'

Prime Minister expresses condolences, solidarity with Druze community leaders, notes that both Druze and Jews are fighting Islamism.Tova Dvorin, 11/26/2014, 10:05 PM

Responding to Darkness with Light

Response to terrorism is on two levels, one for perpetrators and another encouraging those who support the state. Ron Jager, 11/25/2014, 4:23 AM

Islamic State Graffiti Found on Memorial for IDF Druze Soldiers

Police are investigating several incidents of pro-ISIS graffiti drawn in Druze villages Daliyat al-Karmel and Isfiya, near Haifa.Cynthia Blank, 11/23/2014, 3:01 PM

Funeral Held for Druze Officer Killed in Jerusalem Terror Attack

Sgt. Major Zidan Seif laid to rest in his home town of Yanuh-Jat; thousands in attendance including many hareidi mourners.Ari Soffer, 11/19/2014, 4:16 PM

Funeral for Police Officer Murdered in Terror Attack at 2 p.m.

Druze officer Zidan Seif who fought terrorists in synagogue attack to be buried in his hometown of Yanuh-Jat in the afternoon.Ari Yashar, 11/19/2014, 10:43 AM

41 Wounded in Druze-Muslim Clashes in the Galilee

Violent clashes Friday night after Muslim youths show solidarity with slain terrorist, while Druze stand with Israel.Cynthia Blank, 11/16/2014, 8:24 AM

Quiet Zionists: The Druze of Israel

Who are the Druze? An enlightening talk with a Druze leader, former MK Ayoub Kara - and his combat soldier nephew, Majid.Rochel Sylvetsky, 11/12/2014, 7:14 PM

Rivlin: Druze 'An Inseparable Part of Israeli Experience'

President Reuven Rivlin pays condolence call to family of border policeman killed in Jerusalem attack; 'We are not at war with Islam.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2014, 2:55 PM

First Female Druze Officer in Israel Police

Faten Nassraldin, 34, first female Druze to become a platoon commander and receive an officer's rank.Tova Dvorin, 10/21/2014, 12:47 PM

Druze Leader Sends Message of Solidarity to Teens' Families

'As the leader of the Druze community, I want to give you strength in the face of this violent criminal act of terrorism,' Sheikh writes.Yedidya Ben-Or, 6/17/2014, 5:19 PM

Liberman: No Deals Without Security Guarantees

The murder of Baruch Mizrahi was a reminder of who exactly Israel was dealing with in peace negotiations, the Foreign Minister said.Moshe Cohen, 4/17/2014, 2:30 PM