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  • Druse students return to Golan from Damascus

    August 8, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Dozens of Druse students studying in Syria returned to their Golan Heights homes.

    The students, who had been studying at a university in Damascus, crossed from Syria into Israel on Tuesday through the Kuneitra crossing. They had received permission to return two weeks ago.


  • Druse spiritual leader to receive honorary doctorate

    May 24, 2010 | 12:44 pm

    The spiritual leader of the Druse community in Israel will receive an honorary doctorate.

    The University of Haifa will award Shaykh Mowafak Tarif with the honorary degree “in recognition of his contribution to strengthening equality and his commitment to the State of Israel.” It...

  • Boosting Jewish populations in Arab neighborhoods stokes tensions

    August 25, 2009 | 3:38 pm

    It is said that there has been a continuous Jewish presence in the Galilee village of Peki’in since the days of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

    Always small, that Jewish presence dwindled in recent years to near zero. Then, this year, a group of about five religious Zionist Jews...

  • Golan’s Druse live with hope and anxiety

    By Uriel Heilman

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Under a darkening sky in the northernmost corner of the Golan Heights, a small crowd gathers at the town square in this Druse village late in the afternoon and unfurls a few Syrian flags.