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Another boutique bakery is due to open in Usfiya soon and a lot of talented young Arabs have been coming to me lately to learn about baking sourdough breads and pizza.” Masalha, who exudes authority despite his easygoing manner, doesn't rest for a moment. His bakery is open seven days a week, from ...

Maroun, head of the Sagol Department of Neurobiology at Haifa University, is the first woman from her hometown, the Druze village of Usfiya, to earn a PhD. She's also the first Arab woman in Israel to hold a university faculty position in neuroscience. In her laboratory at Haifa University, Maroun leads a ...
As Israel struggled to put out the hundreds wildfires that rampaged across the country on Thursday, many of which were started by terror arsonists, both domestic and foreign support poured in to help battle the blazes and evacuate residents. At the same time, expressions of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hate ...
Mansour says few people know that the poet Naphtali Herz Imber put the finishing touches on his poem “Our Hope” while working as a secretary for Sir Laurence Oliphant, a British Christian Zionist, at the Oliphant House in Usfiya in 1882. That poem is the basis of Israel's national anthem, Hatikvah.
"Usfiya has 10,200 people and is about 17 percent Christian and three percent Muslim, and also there are some Jewish houses," Mansour tells ISRAEL21c. The 13,000 residents of Daliat el-Carmel are virtually all Druze. There are also Druze villages scattered throughout the Golan, farther to the northeast ...


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