Israeli military officer: I stand with the Druze - Opinion

Israeli military officer: I stand with the Druze

Amos Yadlin | Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:42 am

Israel’s new “nation-state” law, which is widely viewed here as clumsy, unnecessary and unwise, must be amended. That’s why I was proud to join tens of thousands of Israelis recently in a peaceful, unifying protest led by the Druze community.

I came to Rabin Square to stand with the Druze, with whom I fought to protect the State of Israel. But I also came to celebrate Israeli democracy; the public’s commitment to equality and democratic values; our independent media; and our country’s bedrock guarantees for free speech and the right to protest.

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