October 4, 2010
The Forgotten Residents of Israeli Occupation
Michael J. Totten, Michael J. Totten
Tens of thousands of people live under Israeli occupation whom most of us never hear about. They are entirely ignored almost everywhere. Few outside the Middle East even know they exist. Their plight is not taught in schools. No activists rally on their behalf. Hardly anyone in the world demands with passion that they be liberated.
They are Arabs, but they are not Muslims.
They’re the Druze of the Golan Heights.
“We have an undefined nationality,” Faiz Safd said and sipped from a cup of thick Turkish coffee.
He agreed to meet me and my Israeli friend Hadar Sela and explain what he and the people in his community think of Israel’s occupation of the Golan. The Israelis took it from Syria during the Six Day War in 1967 after Syria, Egypt,...
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