‘Divide and Conquer’ in Israel


Druze elders from the Golan Heights (officially Syrian territory, but "annexed" by Israel). A plan approved by Israel's cabinet to provide half a billion dollars worth of assistance to Israel's Druze and Circassian minorities has been denounced by leaders of Israel's Palestinian community as a "divide and conquer" tactic. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the larger plan for the development of other "Arab communities" was dependent on the implementation of a parallel law enforcement plan—a stricture not imposed on the Druze and Circassian program. Palestinian members of the Knesset assail this as a program for "conditional citizenship." Chloe Benoist of Ma'an News Agency reports.

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