Friday, October 12, 2012

"I didn't want him back in a box."

This is a terribly sad story from Israel about a Druze IDF soldier whose remains were finally located, after many years of being considered MIA. 

May he rest in peace.

I have been to a number of Druze villages and even once interviewed the head of the Druze Zionist Council (I know, isn't that wild?!?!?), and their relationship with Israel and with the Jews is really quite remarkable. The Druze are a fiercely loyal, brave and hospitable people and they are blood brothers with the Jews of Israel.

הארון נעטף בדגל המדינה. דליית אל כרמל, היום (צילום: אבישג שאר-ישוב)