They brought their boy home with no prisoner exchange, no concessions, no nothing.
The body of a young Israeli Druze teen abducted by armed Palestinians was returned to his family on Thursday, after the Druze took matters into their own hands, kidnapping several Palestinians and threatening even worse, as reported by several Hebrew media. On Tuesday, Tiran Fero, a 17-year-old Druze from Daliyat al-Karmel, was severely injured in […]
Palestinian gunmen stormed a hospital in Jenin on Tuesday and seized the body of an Israeli teenager, the Israel Defense Forces said on Wednesday. The twelfth-grader, a member of Israel’s Druze community, had entered Jenin from Israel via the Gilboa Crossing, together with a second civilian, the IDF said in a statement. “The two were […]
“Our hearts go out to the families of those killed in the disaster on Mount Meron and we pray for the recovery of the wounded,” said Sheik Mowafaq Tarif, the spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel.
As opposed to the Druze in the Galilee, who are for the most part loyal to the state of Israel and serve in the IDF, the Druze in the Golan were traditionally loyal to Syria.
While Syrian dictator Bashar Assad may be maintaining quiet on the border, he is also stirring up unrest on the Israeli side.
Christians, Jews, and Muslims have been battling over mountaintop land in Jerusalem for centuries. Recent attempts at a rational, politically negotiated solution have all ended badly. Perhaps what politicians should do is reference prophetic sources which describe in great detail the end-of-days Temple Mount agenda for all concerned.
Last week, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries issued a statement calling on Israel to rescind its Nation-State Law. The law, though controversial, has no real practical implications but the pushback from the Catholic Church may do serious damage to Jewish-Christian relations which have been steadily improving since the Second Vatican Council more than 50 years ago.
Hezbollah is working on establishing military infrastructure in the Druze village of Khader in the Syrian Golan Heights, just across the border from Israel, it emerged this week.
In light of the recent passing of Israel’s Nation State Law, the special status and sensitivities of the Druze community in Israel has come to light – a relationship of two peoples with many similarities.