Druze

Will Netanyahu re-create Arab Affairs Ministry?

Consideration linked to coalition talks and to the importance of the Arab constituency might persuade Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to re-create the Ministry for Minorities Affairs.

Shlomi Eldar | Israeli elections | Apr 25, 2019
al-monitor Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a news conference after he was entrusted with forming the next government, at the president's residence in Jerusalem, April 17, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun.

Trump paves way for Israel to expand settlements in Golan

Shortly after US President Donald Trump decided to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, Israel announced a plan to build 30,000 new housing units for settlers in the area.

Ahmad Melhem | Golan Heights | Apr 11, 2019
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Nationality Law leads some Druze to re-evaluate identity

While Druze soldiers and generals in the Israel Defense Forces have taken the lead in protesting against the discriminatory aspects of the law defining Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, many Israeli Druze are saying the controversial legislation came as no surprise.

Wilson Fache | Ethnic/Religious Minorities | Aug 16, 2018
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Palestinian town in Israel shaken by Jerusalem killings

The three Palestinian citizens of Israel who were killed by Israeli police following their attack against Al-Aqsa Mosque that left two Israeli soldiers dead hail from a Muslim-majority town where relatives and the community are trying to preserve the relative calm.

Daoud Kuttab | Druze | Jul 20, 2017
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Help comes with dangerous strings for Syrian Druze town

The Golan Heights town of Hadar has been suffering essentially siege conditions throughout the Syrian war, surrounded by the warring factions and unfriendly neighbors and manipulated by aid from both the regime and Israel.

Nour Samaha | Druze | Apr 24, 2017
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