donderdag 23 juli 2015
The emergency is dire but to understand it you'll have to examine the map.
We are proud to call Israel "the Jewish State", but ever since our fight for independence we have had a covenant with our Israeli Druze brothers and sisters. They are as "Israeli" as Jews are. On the map I've shown the Israeli Golan Heights as blue. When we won control of the Golan from the Syrians we "inherited" these additional (non-Israeli) Syrian Druze. They still live there in peace with us.
Inside Syria I've labeled "Jabal Druze" as "the Trapped Druze". About 750,000 Druze now live there. From 1921 to 1936 it was an independent Druze State (Jabal al-Druze). They are about to be attacked, raped, tortured, and slaughtered by ISIS, the Islamic State.
These trapped Druze need weapons to defend themselves. We are in a position to arm them.
I believe that we cannot/should not ignore their plight.
For further info: http://www.tabletmag.com/
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-Dry Bones- Israel's Political Comic Strip Since 1973