News and updates about Druze

Nir Barkat:

'Netanyahu, Gallant are cowards, Nasrallah smells their weakness'

Economy Minister strongly criticizes leaders of his own party in meeting with Druze leaders, accuses them of being "leftists disguised as right-wing."

'Netanyahu, Gallant are cowards, Nasrallah smells their weakness'

Haredi deputy minister helps Druze restaurant owner kasher site

Asma, an IDF wdow who owns a restaurant in northern Israel, turned to a Dep. Min. Uri Maklev for help making her restaurant kosher.

Haredi deputy minister helps Druze restaurant owner kasher site

Deputy Minister helps Druze restaurant go kosher

Asma, IDF widow and restaurant owner, thanked the haredi deputy minister for helping make her restaurant kosher.

Deputy Minister helps Druze restaurant go kosher

Comrades mourn:

Fallen Druze commander was 'sharp as a razor, brave as a lion'

Fallen commander of the 188th Armored Brigade's 53rd Battalion is laid to rest among eulogies of his bravery and quick thinking in battle.

Fallen Druze commander was 'sharp as a razor, brave as a lion'

Ahead of funeral:

Widow of fallen Druze commander has an emotional request

The widow of Druze Israeli Salman Habaka, hero of Be'eri & the highest-ranking officer to fall during Gaza battles, has an unusual request.

Widow of fallen Druze commander has an emotional request

Northern Israel:

Violent confrontation breaks out between Druze and Muslims

Clashes between Druze and Muslim students apparently over support for Israel. Former Minister: 'Cheers to the Druze.'

Violent confrontation breaks out between Druze and Muslims

The Druze 'Hilltop Youth':

Young men building illegal outposts on Mount Carmel

Druze activists have begun construction on several villages in protest against the continual demolition of illegal structures.

Young men building illegal outposts on Mount Carmel

Second injured firefighter declared dead in pit rescue disaster

A second firefighter has been declared dead after a botched rescue operation in Deir al-Asad.

Second injured firefighter declared dead in pit rescue disaster

IFCJ donates:

Fourth mobile ICU will benefit communities in northern Israel

In historic display of support for Druze community, IFCJ funds MDA mobile ICU to serve Carmel, Galilee, and Golan Heights villages.

Fourth mobile ICU will benefit communities in northern Israel

Netanyahu partially caves to Druze leaders' demands

PM Netanyahu accepts advice from NSC chief, Shin Bet chief, and Police Commissioner, decides to pause work on turbines in Golan.

Netanyahu partially caves to Druze leaders' demands

Druze fume: 'We're ready for war'

'If the government doesn't respond positively to our demands, there'll be a response that Israel has never seen before,' Druze sheikh says.

Druze fume: 'We're ready for war'

Police officers injured as Druze protest turns violent

3 demonstrators were injured, two of them seriously, as Druze protesters tried to take over a police station, setting it on fire.

Police officers injured as Druze protest turns violent

'I love the Bible'

The Druze girl who placed 2nd in the Jerusalem Bible competition

11-year-old Mira wanted to participate in the Bible competition to learn about the culture which surrounds her.

The Druze girl who placed 2nd in the Jerusalem Bible competition

Druze security guard assaulted in Meron for speaking Arabic

Guard providing security at site of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's grave brutally assaulted by group of youths and hospitalized.

Druze security guard assaulted in Meron for speaking Arabic

Revenge for body-snatching:

Druze men who kidnapped PA Arabs indicted

The five suspects allegedly kidnapped three Arabs from Hebron in response to the capture of Druze young man Tiran Fero's body by terrorists.

Druze men who kidnapped PA Arabs indicted

Druze soldiers arrested after bomb hurled at Palestinian Arabs

Military police arrest 3 Druze soldiers for allegedly throwing bomb at Palestinian Arab home in revenge for kidnapping of Druze teen's body.

Druze soldiers arrested after bomb hurled at Palestinian Arabs

Revenge?

Three Hebron residents kidnapped in Israeli Druze village

Three young men from Hebron were attacked and forced into a vehicle in the village of Yarka. Police located and freed the victims.

Three Hebron residents kidnapped in Israeli Druze village

'Israel gave nothing in exchange for Druze teen's body'

Senior security source expresses disappointment in Palestinian Authority, says no negotiations were held with terror groups.

'Israel gave nothing in exchange for Druze teen's body'

After 22 years:

Monument erected to officer killed at Joseph's Tomb

Parents of Border Police officer Madahat Yousouf, who was killed defending Joseph's Tomb in 2000, attend dedication of monument to him.

Monument erected to officer killed at Joseph's Tomb

IDF Chief of Staff honors Islamic festival

The Chief of the General Staff Visited Druze and Bedouin Communities in Honor of Eid al-Adha.

IDF Chief of Staff honors Islamic festival

Druze women's' rights activist murdered at entrance to hometown

Johara Khnifes was a social activist who fought for women's rights & supported anti-violence causes and was the Deputy Mayor's daughter.

Druze women's' rights activist murdered at entrance to hometown

President Herzog visits Jethro's Tomb

President Isaac Herzog visits the Tomb of Jethro complex in honor of the Druze holiday of Ziyarat al-Nabi Shu'ayb.

President Herzog visits Jethro's Tomb

Justice Minister advancing 'Druze sector law'

Justice Min. Sa'ar advancing law to grant recognition to Druze community.

Justice Minister advancing 'Druze sector law'

Watch: Lebanese villagers seize Hezbollah rockets

As Hezbollah terrorists were trying to launch rockets at Israel from a village in southern Lebanon, local Druze decided they'd had enough.

Watch: Lebanese villagers seize Hezbollah rockets

Watch: Lebanese seize Hezbollah rocket launcher

Druze Arabs in southern Lebanon take control of Hezbollah rocket launcher.

Watch: Lebanese seize Hezbollah rocket launcher

First MDA MICU to serve Galilee Druze community opens

Mobile intensive care unit dedicated in special ceremony in presence of Druze spiritual leader in town of Julis.

First MDA MICU to serve Galilee Druze community opens

People of Israel 'will continue to fight shoulder to shoulder'

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi visits Bedouin and Druze on the occasion of the Feast of Sacrifice and thanks them for IDF service.

People of Israel 'will continue to fight shoulder to shoulder'

MK Uzi Dayan: Game-changing opportunity on Syrian border

Former general hopeful that Syrian Golan could become Israel-friendly region.

MK Uzi Dayan: Game-changing opportunity on Syrian border

Yoav Kish:

'Hundreds will be infected; frustrating and sad'

Dozens of Druze clerics storm Ziv Hospital last night and take body of Sheikh Al-Halabi, who died earlier from coronavirus.

'Hundreds will be infected; frustrating and sad'

Attempt to amend Nationality Law falls flat

Knesset rejects MK Kamal-Mreeh's proposal to amend Nationality Law, as Blue and White, Joint Arab List, MKs avoid voting.

Attempt to amend Nationality Law falls flat

Rivlin meets Druze, Circassian leaders

President Rivlin meets with Druze and Circassian leaders in light of their protest against delays in government funds to their communities.

Rivlin meets Druze, Circassian leaders

Hundreds of Druze, Circassians protest in Tel Aviv

Hundreds of Druze, Circassian protesters blocked off key TLV junction, claiming they were owed NIS 200 million.

Hundreds of Druze, Circassians protest in Tel Aviv

Thank you, Druze vets

Who is this minority group and why are they fiercely loyal to the Jewish State?

Thank you, Druze vets

Druze delegation to Syria arrested at border

Dozens of Galilee and Carmel Druze attempting to reach Syria via Jordan arrested at Jordan River border crossing.

Druze delegation to Syria arrested at border

Israeli Druze: The case of Hezbollah and Syria

Druze living in Golan Heights remain loyal to Syria and see Israel's strikes on Hezbollah in Lebanon as unnecessarily aggressive.

Israeli Druze: The case of Hezbollah and Syria

'Druze and Bedouin take part in keeping Israel safe'

IDF Chief of Staff visits meets Bedouin and Druze leaders in honor of Eid Al Adha.

'Druze and Bedouin take part in keeping Israel safe'

Israeli Druze diplomat decries treatment by airport security

Israel's ambassador to Panama, a member of the Druze community, blasts airport security's treatment of him and his family.

Israeli Druze diplomat decries treatment by airport security

Peretz: We will cancel the 'racist' Nationality Law

Labor Party chairman vows to repeal law stating that Israel is the Jewish people's nation state.

Peretz: We will cancel the 'racist' Nationality Law

El Al hires its first Druze flight attendant

Druze woman from northern Israel says she overcame community traditions to pursue her dream.

El Al hires its first Druze flight attendant

Ayoub Kara resigns from government

Kara: 'Since I was appointed Communications Minister there began campaign of tendentious slander against me.'

Ayoub Kara resigns from government

First female Druze MDA Medi-cycle paramedic

23-year-old Golan Heights resident is first Druze woman ever to serve as medi-cycle paramedic with MDA first response organization.

First female Druze MDA Medi-cycle paramedic

Netanyahu, Rivlin wish Druze community well for Nebi Shu'eib

Rivlin speaks with Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Muwaffak Tarif ahead of Druze holiday. 'The links between us are a bond of life.'

Netanyahu, Rivlin wish Druze community well for Nebi Shu'eib

Druze protest Trump's Golan Heights move

Druze on the Golan Heights protest Trump's pledge to recognize Israel's sovereignty there.

Druze protest Trump's Golan Heights move

Let's mobilize the good guys in the Middle East!

Let's mobilize the good guys in the Middle East!

Shaked tells Druze activists Nationality Law to remain unchanged

Justice Minister says that Nationality Law will not be amended to include Druze concerns but promises alternative legislation.

Shaked tells Druze activists Nationality Law to remain unchanged

Security guard fired after spraying pepper gas on Druze man

Security guard at Ben Gurion Airport used pepper gas during a security inspection of a vehicle belonging to a family from Daliyat al-Karmel.

Security guard fired after spraying pepper gas on Druze man

Chief of Staff: 30% uptick in Bedouin recruitment in one year

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and other senior officers met with representatives of the Druze and Bedouin communities.

Chief of Staff: 30% uptick in Bedouin recruitment in one year

Why the Druze should continue supporting Israel

Why the Druze should continue supporting Israel

Druze leader:

'Demonstration showed need for Nationality Law'

Druze for Israel Forum says Druze demonstrated with Israeli flags and Hatikva while Arabs demonstrated with PLO flags and chants.

'Demonstration showed need for Nationality Law'

'Druze are being incited for political reasons'

Mandi Safadi, Chairman of the Druze for Israel Forum, says that the Druze have been given a "distorted" view of the nationality law.

'Druze are being incited for political reasons'

Ministerial Committee for Druze Affairs convenes

Ad hoc committee will act to promote benefits for various communities.

Ministerial Committee for Druze Affairs convenes

Dichter says those attacking him are 'criminals'

Former Shin Bet head Avi Dichter says Nationality Law will not be changed, slams Druze protest for calling Netanyahu a 'traitor'.

Dichter says those attacking him are 'criminals'

'They dominate the Druze to hurt Netanyahu'

MK Mickey Zohar accuses Left and especially 'Zionist Union' chair of stirring up Druze anger to harm right-wing government.

'They dominate the Druze to hurt Netanyahu'

Likud directs fire at Shaked

Public criticism of Prime Minister following demonstration last night as usual leads to attack by Netanyahu's people on Jewish Home Party.

Likud directs fire at Shaked

'The cry of the Druze comes from true pain'

Minister Shaked following protest rally over Nationality Law: 'To say that the Druze were incited is simply untrue.'

'The cry of the Druze comes from true pain'

Protest in Tel Aviv against Nationality Law

Thousands arrive at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to protest Nationality Law and express solidarity with the Druze.

Protest in Tel Aviv against Nationality Law

No Druze live better and freer than the Druze citizens of Israel

Nationality Law is good for Israel and therefore good for the Druze. A message to the Jewish nation from a Druze Zionist friend. Opinion.

No Druze live better and freer than the Druze citizens of Israel

'The Left is a trap for the Druze'

Culture Minister Miri Regev accuses left of attempting to drive wedge between Israel and minorities to bring down the government.

'The Left is a trap for the Druze'

From the Hebrew press: Arabs, Druze and the Nationality Law

From the Hebrew press: Arabs, Druze and the Nationality Law

Druze activist call Avi Dichter a 'Nazi'

Rage over Nationality Law boils over at ceremony granting scholarships for Druze university students.

Druze activist call Avi Dichter a 'Nazi'