- Islam. a member of an independent religious sect living chiefly in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, established in the 11th century as a branch of Ismaʿili Shiʿism and containing elements of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and believing in the transmigration of souls and the ultimate perfection of humankind.
Origin of Druze
1595–1605; < Arabic durūz, plural of durzī a Druze, derivative of the name of one of the sect founders, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Darazī
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The problem of lack of zoning by the State for construction in the Druze villages is seething under the surface.The Start of a Druze Intifada?
July 18, 2013
The Druze are a religious/ethnic minority without national aspirations.
They proudly take an Israeli flag on all of their outings, and display an Israeli and a Druze flag in all of their branches.
The Christians and Druze communities, while not culpable, know what al-Qaida did to minorities in Iraq and elsewhere.Be Careful What You Wish For In Syria
December 7, 2012
But what about those Arabs who serve in the IDF, specifically, the Druze who are conscripted and the Bedouin who volunteer?Uncle Herzl Wants You
May 10, 2012
The Druze villages were at our feet, and a green valley with a gleaming stream.
This then, I believe, is the true system of Druze initiation.
In short, it was imperative that we should go at once to the Druze mountain.Oriental Encounters
Dr. De Forest used to say, that there is not a boor in the Druze nation.
The old24 Druze women are masters of a pious religious phraseology.