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May 19, 2015 1:29 pm

Seeking Greater Integration, IDF to Disband Druze-Only Unit After 41 Years

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The IDF's Druze-only unit, the Sword Battalion, will be disbanded. Photo: Instagram. – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot on Monday decided to disband the IDF’s Druze-only unit, the Sword Battalion, 41 years after its inception.

The IDF said the decision followed lengthy deliberations, extensive preparatory work, and consultations with heads of the Druze community. Recent data indicates that the majority of Druze military recruits explicitly ask to serve in other combat units, with only 5 percent of Druze recruits expressing a preference for the Sword Battalion.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said the decision “reflects the fact that the IDF facilitates the integration of every soldier, regardless of their origin.”

“The integration of Druze soldiers in the ranks of the IDF is a stellar example of that,” said Ya’alon, Israel Hayom reported.

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  • jarhmeal

    What if you want to be separate? One of the endless flaws of the leftist philosophies, there is a forced, fascist (or as Obama will put it “Mandate”d) element to the new left. There is an element of destruction in the left, among many other flaws, that people fail to discuss, and much of it such as forced integration is actually a form of slavery, and is deeply unethical.

    Just because lefties can show you videos of how “bad” segregation can be. Trust me, it pales in comparison to the destruction of all human difference, of forced integration. And it isn’t new. Roman slaves were forcefully integrated, China was forcefully integrated, Catholics have always stole babies from Jews and did forced integration of whole continents. The only “peaceful” portion of Islam was and is the forced integration of non-Christians into Islam.

    Forced integration is a punishment, in a righteous world not a reward. You do not know better. Muslims need to be forcefully integrated because they are evil, deeply evil by nature. All others should be afforded the privilege of living how they want to, among their local group, even hiding if they so choose.

    Most leftist ideas are very old , and the most evil ideas mankind ever came out with, disguised as new, as they always are, usually by Catholics. but these babies are too stupid too realize it.

  • Elisheva Barre

    The IDF is abandonning the principle of a Jewish cause… bad.