Druze village invites battered Israelis to visit

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 |  Ryan Jones

The Druze village of Beit Jan in northern Israel has put out an invitation for the rocket-battered residents of southern Israel to come enjoy some warm food and warmer hospitality.

Speaking on Israel's Channel 2 News, Israeli lawmaker Ayoub Kara, who is a Druze member of the ruling Likud Party, said the residents of southern Israel should come north and enjoy some respite from the incessant Hamas rocket attacks.

Many Israeli organizations, places of entertainment, restaurants, hotels and private families across the country have been inviting the residents of southern Israel to ride out the war in safer areas.

But it is especially significant when non-Jewish Israelis reach out in such a warm way to their Jewish countrymen. Arab antagonists and their allies in the world media would like everyone to believe that the Jews of Israel oppress the non-Jewish population, and that the two sides don't get along.

Kara went on to reiterate the position of many Arab leaders in Israel: that the IDF needs to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and crush the Hamas threat. It would only invite future violence for Israel to appear weak, noted Kara.

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