Doctor Becomes IDF’s First Druze Chief Medical Officer

Brig. Gen. Dr. Tarif Bader was sworn in Thursday as the IDF’s chief medical officer, marking the first time in Israel’s history that the position is manned by a Druze officer. Bader replaced Brig. Gen. Dr. David Dagan, who served in the post for three years.


Golan Druze March for Syrian Independence Day

Hundreds of Druze in the Golan Heights marched Monday for Syrian independence day, carrying portraits of President Bashar Assad and chanting anti-Israel slogans.

Israelis walk near a sign for tourists showing the distance to Damascus and Baghdad among other destinations at an army post on Mount Bental in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on March 10, 2016. Israel and Syria have formally been at war for decades though the demarcation line between them had …

Golan Druze Leader: UN Claim Of Hardships A Total Joke, We Have Good Life Here

TEL AVIV – A leader of the Druze population in the Golan Heights refuted a United Nations statement accusing Israel of imposing economic and social hardships on his community, saying it was “a total joke” and that the UN should instead concern itself with real human rights violation such as those happening in neighboring Syria.

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Druze Shoots and Kills Palestinian Terrorist Attacking Israelis

TEL AVIV – A Druze security guard shot and killed a Palestinian terrorist after the latter fatally stabbed an Israeli woman in the West Bank on Monday. Akhsan Kherev, a local security guard, said he arrived at the scene after hearing

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Israeli Druze Call on Benjamin Netanyahu to Bomb Islamic State

Israel’s ethno-religious Druze community is calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bomb Islamic State jihadists in Syria who continue to encroach upon Israeli territory. Not only are they moving closer to Israel, ISIS fighters are also threatening the Syrian Druze community, who remain dangerously vulnerable to an assault, Israeli Druze leaders warned.