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On March 2, 2018, Salman Masalha, an Israeli-Arab intellectual of Druze origin,[1]published an article in the Dubai-based Al-Hayat daily that harshly criticized the Arab leaders' response to the civil war raging in Syria, which is currently in its eighth year. Masalha claims that the Arab leaders aren't lifting ...
BEIRUT: Sectarian and partisan polarization resulting from fierce competition for parliamentary seats in Lebanon has led to the first armed clash between two rival Druze parties. Machine guns were used in the clash between the Progressive Socialist Party, led by MP Walid Jumblatt, and the ... election

The Druze have identified as a religious monotheist ethnic group since the 11th century, revering Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, and considering Moses, Jesus and Mohammed to be their prophets. They live mainly in the mountainous region of the Golan Heights. As minorities in Israel, they have ...

This is how Ziyan describes herself: "I'm a photographer, and I live in Yarka, a Druze village in the western Galilee. A lot of my work focuses on issues relating to social and cultural identity, and women in my society. My photographs are staged. Some of them contain very clear symbolisms through which ...
The most rebellious community in Syria's modern history is a people called the Druze, most of whom live in a region called the Druze Mountain, Jabal al-Druze, about 70 miles south of Damascus. Members of this syncretic, semi-Shiite Muslim sect battled the country's successive overlords, notably ...
Three exceptions include the Druze, the Georgians, and the Orkney Islanders, among whom the frequency of X2 reaches 11%, 8%, and 7%, respectively. The high frequencies of X2 in the Druze and the Orkney Islanders are combined with a low haplotype diversity… and the relatively high frequency in ... Israel
However, Druze Israelis in other areas of the country have told this reporter that Golan Heights residents find themselves in a complicated position because they fear that international pressure could one day force Israel to withdraw from the area, leaving them at the mercy of the notoriously brutal Assad ... Israel
Syria (MNN) – Every day Druze believers in Syria face struggles ranging from familial and government sanctioned persecution to a lack of resources. They are a minority in every country they live in. Yet despite the difficulties, Arab for All Ministries (AFA) reports great growth in the Druze Church. Israel
If you've never heard of Druze, it is both a culture and a religion, says Gazala Halabi. It is one with Abrahamic roots and myriad influences including Islam, Gnosticism and Hinduism. The chef grew up in a Druze community in Daliat el-Carmel, a village near Haifa, Israel. It is from there that so many dishes at ... Israel
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However, Druze Israelis in other areas of the country have told this reporter that Golan Heights residents find themselves in a complicated position because they fear that international pressure could one day force Israel to withdraw from the area, leaving them at the mercy of the notoriously brutal Assad ... Israel
Syria (MNN) – Every day Druze believers in Syria face struggles ranging from familial and government sanctioned persecution to a lack of resources. They are a minority in every country they live in. Yet despite the difficulties, Arab for All Ministries (AFA) reports great growth in the Druze Church. Israel

Author Ken Druse will be at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum on Saturday February 3 to discuss shade gardens. The lecture, titled The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change, will benefit the Blackburn Scholarship in honor of Dr. Benjamin Blackburn. Druse will discuss how ... Israel
Author Ken Druse will be at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum on Saturday February 3 to discuss shade gardens. The lecture, titled The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change, will benefit the Blackburn Scholarship in honor of Dr. Benjamin Blackburn. Druse will discuss how ... Israel
MORRISTOWN, NJ. - Author Ken Druse will be at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum on Saturday February 3 to discuss shade gardens. The lecture, titled The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change, will benefit the Blackburn Scholarship in honor of Dr. Benjamin Blackburn. Israel
MORRISTOWN, NJ. - Author Ken Druse will be at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum on Saturday February 3 to discuss shade gardens. The lecture, titled The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change, will benefit the Blackburn Scholarship in honor of Dr. Benjamin Blackburn. Israel
The building, constructed in 1909, according to supervisor Bud Druse, was originally an electric plant that went out of service in the mid-1970s. “The cement is wearing down,” Druse said, strolling across the floor. “You can see the rebar down through here, and the thickness is not here anymore. Israel
Other spiritual beliefs practised by Australians include Middle Eastern religions (Bahai, Mandaean, Druse, Zoroastrianism and Yezidi), nature religions (Paganism, Wiccan, Animism and Druidism), East Asian beliefs (Taoism, Confucianism, Ancestor Veneration and Shinto), and Australian Aboriginal ... Israel
HAFIFA: Amira, a housewife belonging to the Druze community, is busy chopping vegetables in her home in Dalyat el Carmel, a serene and quaint town in the Carmel mountains near Israel's Haifa city. It takes her about an hour to roll out five vegan Middle Eastern dishes which are fresh and healthy. Israel
They represent a sanitation hazard. Kara came to the Knesset as a representative of the Druze community in Likud. Its not hard to imagine what would have happened if someone had attacked the Druze and stigmatized them all just to appease an enflamed crowd. Kara was not the first to raise hell this way. Israel
The militia appears to be operating quietly, however, to avoid inflaming the local population, namely the large, esoteric Druze community. According to Hezbollah sources, the Dec. 1 fall of the Beit Jin front to the Syrian army, backed by Hezbollah, put an end to the presence of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and ... Israel
It's not hard to imagine what would have happened if someone had attacked the Druze and stigmatized them all just to appease an enflamed crowd. Kara was not the first to raise hell this way. But to incite others against asylum-seekers and Africans is both permissible and obligatory in Likud. They are the ... Israel
One firefighter in particular was touched: Weam Nevuani, a veteran Druze firefighter, observed the towering flames and thought that every effort ought to be made to rescue the sacred objects inside. “As I was working,” he told Israeli TV, “I saw a Torah scroll about to catch fire. I jumped on it right away and ... Israel
Information Minister Melhem Riachi said Sunday that there is a Maronite-Sunni-Druze fear of Shiite domination of the Lebanese state, in an interview with Voice of Lebanon Radio (93.3 fm). you've reached a subscriber-only article. Sign up now and access the full breadth of The Daily Star content in minutes ... Israel
They are accused of beating the Druze soldier in two separate instances while stationed together in northern Israel. According to a statement released by the victim's family, the Druze soldier was at first “savagely kicked and punched” for refusing to vacate his own dorm. He was assaulted again the next day ... Israel
(JTA) — Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were arrested Sunday night in connection with an on-base attack against a Druze soldier. The soldier, who said he was attacked and beaten by fellow soldiers on his base in northern Israel, was taken to the hospital with a broken nose, and cuts on his head and ... Israel
While the Internet has made it easier for Druze to connect with each other — Kaedey met her husband on social media — growing contact with the outside world has increased the chances that members will marry outside the faith. That is a path to extinction, because the religion does not accept converts ... Israel
Rochester post-hardcore phenoms Druse announced that they have signed with Head2Wall Records. They're heading into the studio to record a full-length album under the Ohio-based label. The release date is projected for this summer. Before they start recording, they're playing one more hometown gig ... Israel
Representatives of the Kurds, the Yezidis, the Druze and other Syrian ethnic and religious groups will participate in the upcoming Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Russia's Sochi alongside the Arabs, who will form the majority of the event's participants, the forum's organizers said in a statement on ... Israel
London, 18 Jan - The Druze, one of Syria's most significant minority ethnic and religious groups, have remained on the sidelines of the contry's seven year civil war. They have managed to keep their own survival their biggest priority, and have navigated a path that stayed between the regime and its ... Israel
Still another such group are the Druze of northern Israel, Lebanon and parts of Syria. Living where they do, almost all members of the Druze community are and speak Arabic. Like Muslims, the Druze call themselves Unitarians, believing in both God's transcendence and immanence and they consider ... Israel
Berkshire Botanical Garden's annual Winter Lecture marks its 21st year with an illustrated talk, “The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change” presented by lecturer, photographer and author Ken Druse. The event will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2 p.m. at Lenox ... Israel
AMMAN – Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran's influence in the war-torn country. The army and the Shiite forces helped by Druze militias in the area ... Israel
Kamil Abu Rokon will replace Maj. Gen. Yoav 'Poli' Mordechai as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). Upon assuming the responsibilities of COGAT, Abu Rokon will be promoted to the rank of Major General. Kamil Abu Rokon, a Druze Israeli from the northern village of Isfia, ... Israel
(JTA) — Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were arrested Sunday night in connection with an on-base attack against a Druze soldier. The soldier, who said he was attacked and beaten by fellow soldiers on his base in northern Israel, was taken to the hospital with a broken nose, and cuts on his head and ... Israel
Rukon is the second-ever Druze major general and the second Druze Israeli to hold the post. The newly announced COGAT head has served in a variety of positions during his long tenure in the IDF. In 2010, he was appointed the head of the Land Transfer Authority at the Ministry of Defense, (Erez and ... Israel
“Just yesterday, the team announced the signing of an 18-year-old Druze cyclist, Sanad Abu Faris, to our youth team. We believe that in the not-too-distant future, the Academy will also include [Israeli] Arab and Palestinian riders. That is what we are aiming towards.” The Israel Cycling Academy 2018 roster ... Israel
DRDO Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India, has invited applications from teams of UG or PG Engineering students, under the DRDO Robotics and Unmanned Systems Exposition (DRUSE) Programme, aimed at harnessing the multifaceted ... Israel
Over the past month, Druze from northern Israel tried to cross over the border into Syria in order to protect their relatives in Hader, which is ... Israel
FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris following a meeting with French President Francois ... Israel
In a first and unprecedented situation, Druze living in the village of Isfiya in northern Israel were given notices of demolition for several illegally ... Israel
Kifach Juary raises his mug of cold beer in an exaggerated toast. “Being a Druze is a profession at which we Druze excel.” Dressed in a T-shirt ... Israel
Members of the Druze community watch the fighting in Syria's civil war, next to the border fence between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan ... Israel
Today, the spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel officially requested a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ... Israel
“The residents of Hader are loyal to the Assad regime,” Caspit continues. “The Druze constitute a small minority in many Middle Eastern states, ... Israel


 

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