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[WATCH] Druze refusal in the Israeli army: Land expropriation (part two)

According to the mainstream Israeli narrative the Druze population in Israel is loyal to and maintains an alliance with the state, the most famous element of which includes mandatory military service. But is that really the whole story? The second episode in this four-part series looks at how despite drafting Druze men into the army, the State of Israel took over 85 percent of their land and settled Jews on it instead. Watch part one of the series: ‘A history lesson’.

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    1. Brian

      “despite drafting Druze men into the army, the State of Israel took over 85 percent of their land and settled Jews on it instead”

      Well, gee, why should those Palestinians be suspicious about signing on to formal recognition of Israel as “the nation state of the Jewish people”? I mean Israeli Jews’ behavior has been SO benign and fair and non-discriminatory. Why those Palestinians are just paranoid and out to destroy us! And what’s more they don’t serve in the Army and that’s why things are the way they are. That’s all it is! So of course we can’t withdraw from the occupied territories cuz those people won’t recognize us as we like to imagine ourselves. It’s so unfair!

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      • The Trespasser

        What ‘Palestinians’ are you reffering to?
        Jewish Palestinians?
        Druze Palestinians?
        Christian Palestinians?
        Muslim Palestinians?
        Samaritan Palestinians?
        Arab Palestinians?
        Circassian Palestinians?
        Armenian Palestinians?
        Russian Palestinians?
        Bedouin Palestinians?
        Bahai Palestinians?

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    2. Pedro X

      It is odd to talk about Druze refusal to serve in the Israeli army when enlistment rates in the Druze community surpasses even Jewish Israeli enlistment rates.

      Recently the Druze community in Israel lost two of its sons defending the state of Israel, one police officer killed in a terrorist vehicle attack and another defending Jewish worshipers at the Har Nof Synagogue in Jerusalem. Speaking at the funeral of Master Sergeant Zidan Saif, Sheikh Moafaq Tarif, the spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel, eulogized the slain police officer and spoke about the Druze Community’s covenant of blood with Israeli society:

      “Over the last two weeks we have lost two dear sons, killed while defending the state …. The entire Druze community lowers its head together with the families of the victims of the terrible massacre in Jerusalem, and we hope for safer, quieter days ahead. We must take our covenant of blood and turn it into a covenant of life. We are a peace seeking people, and our sons serve this state and the entire public, and we will continue to do so,”

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    3. Joel

      The Druzim who appeared in this film look very relaxed and well nourished.

      They don’t look like victims of discrimination and their villages look very nice as well.

      Am I wrong?

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      • Baladi Akka 1948

        You didn’t understand anything of what these people said, did you ? Busy with contemplating yout own navel, right ?
        Even the co-opted chairman of Yad LeBanim speaks about discrimination. 83,5% of the land were taken from the Druze communities, that’s what they got for serving in the army of the “State of the Jews”.
        I guess you don’t even realize how disgusting your comment is.

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        • The Trespasser

          83.5% of Druze land was taken by Jews so Druze serve in the Jewish army.

          What a retard you are, Akka. Hardly surprising that your ancestors weren’t able to figure that making peace with Jews is better than waging war.

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          • Brian

            You got Akka’s meaning exactly backwards. Reversed order. You racist moron.

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        • Joel

          Does President Obama look discriminated against?

          *he won’t answer*

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      • Brian

        The fat comfortable smug-sounding Jewish overlord speaks. Sounding just like the fat comfortable smug European overlord of the previous century. Oh how quickly we forget what it was like to have the shoe on the other foot.

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    4. “This will lead to fire, and the fire will consume them all.”

      What a tragedy, so have given so much and be turned into a beggar in your own land.

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