What the Druze Know about Israel that Israeli Jews Have Forgotten

They’ve leveled a criticism at Israel’s new nation-state law that neither the right’s earnest patriotism nor the left’s moral anxiety seems equipped to answer.

Israeli Druze men protest against the new nation-state law on August 4, 2018 in Tel Aviv. Amir Levy/Getty Images.

Israeli Druze men protest against the new nation-state law on August 4, 2018 in Tel Aviv. Amir Levy/Getty Images.

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Oct. 15 2018
About the author

Haviv Rettig Gur is the senior analyst for the Times of Israel.


There is much that is true and important in Moshe Koppel and Eugene Kontorovich’s defense in Mosaic of Israel’s new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People. The law, passed by the Knesset on July 19, articulates concepts of identity and nationhood that are fundamental and agreed-upon among nearly all Israeli Jews.

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