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November 18, 2014 12:39 am

Israeli Druze Leader: ‘We Are Not Palestinians’

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JNS.org – Israeli Druze “are not Palestinians,” a Druze leader said regarding a proposed law to officially codify Israel’s status as a “Jewish state.”

As opposed to Muslim Arabs, members of the Druze community tend to be pro-Israel.

“We are not Palestinians and do not have religious or cultural connections with them, but are full Israeli citizens. I want the state to be a Jewish state and not one of ‘all its citizens,'” said Atta Farhat, the head of the Druze Zionist Council for Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Farhat said Jews “respect others and their way of life.”

“We see what is happening in Iraq, Egypt, and other Arab countries. We don’t want to live under a government of darkness, but where we have freedom,” added Farhat.

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