The Druze are fiercely loyal to Israel. It's time for Israel to treat them with the same respect.
William F.S. Miles is professor of political science at Northeastern University in Boston and former Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies there. He is author of two National Jewish Book finalists: Zion in the Desert and Jews of Nigeria. From his experiences in an Israeli Druze village, he has published School Day One: Dispatch from Another Israel, Home on Leave: An Israeli Shabbat Scene, “Not Your Typical Hebrew Teacher and, with Hisham Bader, Start-up Village.