Druze men in Israel. (David Cohen/Flash90) David Cohen/Flash90
Druze men in Israel. (David Cohen/Flash90)

The Holy Land’s Druze community boasts an ancient tradition, unique cuisine, and fascinating history–and it remains a vital component of the rich tapestry of cultures that make up Israeli society.

Israel’s Druze community is a valued part of the Jewish state’s society, with Druze serving in the military, police, and other positions of importance.

Druze villages also remain a leading attraction for visitors to the Holy Land, providing a glimpse into Israel’s past through the unique lens of this fascinating ethnic group. The Druze also provide a powerful example of the civil rights guaranteed to all Israelis, regardless of religion, ethnic background, or creed.

Enjoy this colorful introduction to Druze life in Israel!