Reshaping Druze particularism in Israel

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In order to suppress Arab and Palestinian national sentiments among the Druzes, Israeli policymakers have systematically tried to reshape Druze traditional particularism since 1948 into a Druze identity that is part reconstruction, part invention. In so doing, Israeli government officials, with the help of a coopted Druze elite, are practicing a policy seeking to politicize Druze communal and sectarian dimensions while depoliticizing their noncommunal and national dimensions. This paper, based largely on Israeli archival material, documents some of the political, social, and economic factors that have led to the "success" of these policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-53
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Palestine Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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