Druze and the Jews

with Dr. Amir Khnifess

Classes & Courses

The Druze community in Israel had tied its fate with the emerging Jewish-Yishuv long before the State of Israel established in 1948. This unique relationship, which famously known as “blood-covenant” is best expressed through Druze youth service in the IDF and other Israeli security forces and the community integration in the Israeli society and economy. Dr. Khnifess’ talk tells the history behind the Druze and Jews “blood-Covenant” and how it was affected in recent years following the political conflicts in the neighboring Arab countries. The talk will emphasize on the implications of both the Civil War in Syria and the Nation State-Law on the Druze in Israel as well on the ways they perceive themselves and their relationship with their brethren in the neighboring Arab countries and with the State of Israel and its Jewish majority. 

Dr. Khnifess is the head of the Ronson Israeli-Druze Centre on the Carmel in Haifa. He graduated from the University of Haifa with Masters degrees in the History of the Middle East and Political Science, and he was awarded a Masters degree in Government from LSE-London. In 2015, he gained his Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from SOAS- London. Dr. Khnifess recently completed his Post-Doctorate fellowship at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, U.S.A.

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