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‘We will not change nation-state law,’ Israel’s justice minister tells Druze
Yair Altman and Danielle Roth-Avneri
January 20, 2019
Druze activists protest law outside the home of Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked • She expresses sympathy for the “true feelings” of the Druze, but argues that the nation-state bill does nothing to harm their equality and is vital for the country.
January 16, 2019
Gantz: Taking a new position daily?
On Monday, he was against the nation-state law, but on Tuesday, he reportedly said he supports it. His political gymnastics are even more impressive than that of Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid.
Right jumps on Gantz after his first political statement
January 14, 2019
In a meeting with Druze leaders, ex-IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz vowed to do “all he could” to change the controversial nation-state law so that it would reflect “the indelible bond between us, not just in the battlefield but also in everyday life.”
November 21, 2018
US changes course on Golan
During the annual vote on a resolution calling on Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria, the United States, for the first time ever, voted against it.
Revealed: Hezbollah establishes terror infrastructure in Druze Golan
October 25, 2018
Mustafa Mughniyeh, the eldest son of Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah's former military chief whose 2008 assassination is attributed to Israel, is orchestrating group's efforts on the Syrian Golan • For now, Hezbollah is using local Druze to gather intelligence.
Druze remain upset over Jewish nation-state law
Ariel Ben Solomon
August 30, 2018
Israel’s minorities are expressing concern because they perceive the new law as favoritism for Jewish citizens at their expense.
Amid recent ethnic tensions, IDF chief meets with Druze and Bedouin leaders
August 19, 2018
The Israel Defense Forces “provides equal opportunity, regardless of where you come from, and will continue to integrate soldiers from various ethnic groups,” Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot tells Druze and Bedouin leaders amid backlash over recently enacted nation-state law.
August 15, 2018
The message of the missing Israeli flags
Arabs didn’t come to the protest in Tel Aviv as proud Israelis who felt that Israel was betraying its best values; they came because they oppose the very existence of a Jewish state, up to and including its most innocuous symbol.
August 9, 2018
Equality for all of Israel’s citizens
Today’s battle within Israel is whether to reinforce an exclusionary nationalism, a zero-sum game, or whether to repair and rebuild an Israel that is greater than the sum of all its communities.
Is there a New Israel Fund connection to the nation-state law protests?
August 6, 2018
Anu, a nonprofit group supported by the New Israel Fund and the driving force behind the prolonged anti-corruption campaign targeting Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit, is also linked to the anti-nation-state law campaign.
Druze protests could lead to irreversible rift with Israeli Jews, warn its elders
August 6, 2018
“Most of the Druze don’t even care about the nation-state law. But there are these people who make sure to push the young people to protest. The people behind this are not part of the Druze community. They are radical left-wing activists.”
August 3, 2018
Overcoming another challenge with Israeli Druze
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to resolve the crisis with the Druze community as quickly as possible and place the debate over the nation-state law in its natural frame: between left and right.
August 2, 2018
A message to the Jewish nation from a Druze Zionist friend
There are no Druze in the world who can claim a better and freer life than the Druze citizens of Israel.
Netanyahu offers plan to address Druze concerns over nation-state law
August 1, 2018
The plan was presented by Netanyahu’s acting chief of staff, Yoav Horowitz, to Druze community representatives led by spiritual head Sheikh Muafak Tarif at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
Minority leaders express support for Israel’s new nation-state law
Daniel Siryoti, Ariel Kahana, Gideon Allon and Yori Yalon
July 30, 2018
Despite criticism slamming the law as anti-minority and racist, chairman of the Druze Zionist Council supports it, saying Israel is the best country for Druze.