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Close Society: February 16, 2013

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The tomb of Yonatan Ben Uziel in Amuka, near Safed, was vandalized. Graffiti saying “Druze Price Tag” and “Nabi Khder is not abandoned” was spray-painted on walls at the site. (Behadrey Haredim)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 16th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Education: December 26, 2012

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A study by Van Leer Institute scholar Dr. Yusri Khaizran concludes that the Arabic language studies for Druze schoolchildren are being used to deepen a sense of Druze identity as separate from the Arab community by filtering out Arab nationalist writers and works that relate to a broader Arab literary context. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 26th, 2012 at 9:41 am

Closed Society: May 21, 2012

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Students at Bat-Yam’s yeshiva high school, Aderet, rioted in protest of the fact that the supervisors sent by the Ministry of Education to supervise their exams were Arab (they were in fact Druze).

(Hebrew - nrg)

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May 21st, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Closed Society: April 8, 2012

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Jewish IDF soldiers refused to sit with fellow Druze and Bedouin soldiers for the traditional Passover Seder dinner, “because they are Arabs,” and their commanders responded by moving the Druze and Bedouin soldiers to a different table in the dining room.

(Hebrew)

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April 8th, 2012 at 12:07 am

Closed Society: June 9, 2011

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Kiryat Shmona residents fired an engineer from Majdal Shams since they suspected that he took part in Naksa day demonstrations in his town

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June 9th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Military and Security Forces: 7 March, 2011

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A young man from the Druze village of Beit Jann who is refusing IDF conscription has been sent to prison for the sixth time, despite his request to be heard by the Conscience Committee.

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March 7th, 2011 at 10:03 am