Druze Politics in Israel: Challenging the Myth of “Druze-Zionist Covenant”

  title={Druze Politics in Israel: Challenging the Myth of “Druze-Zionist Covenant”},
  author={Eduardo Wassim Walid. Aboultaif},
AbstractDruzes in Israel have been accused of being completely loyal to the Israeli state since 1948. This study will challenge the so-called “Druze–Zionist covenant”. The aim of the paper is to show that the Druze fought Zionism in 1948 and later accommodated the Israeli state as the only viable choice to survive in the land of their ancestors. For this purpose, the paper will investigate the role of the Druze community in the 1948 war, followed by the Druze struggle to preserve their Islamic… CONTINUE READING
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