‘Druse-Jewish Covenant of Blood still strong, but inequality could threaten coexistence’

The “Covenant of Blood” between Israeli Jews and Druse remains strong, but a lack of equality threatens to undermine the coexistence of the two communities in Israel, according to the founder of the Druse Zionist Movement.

“We’re not asking for privileges, we just want to be equal [to Jews]. We want the same infrastructure in Daliat al-Carmel as in Zichron Ya’acov, and we will struggle in a democratic way to change this,” Yusuf Nasr al-Din told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

The “Covenant of Blood” refers to the 1957 agreement whereby Druse men are obligate to serve in the IDF.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Druse-Jewish-Covenant-of-Blood-still-strong-but-inequality-could-threaten-coexistence-417948

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