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Ben Hartman

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Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Religious Tensions

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2014 | 7:50 AM

ABU SNAN, Israel (RNS) Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main street in this mixed Muslim and Druze village in the Galilee region.

Two weeks ago, more than 40 people were injured in a brawl between...

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Seeking Salvation On Tel Aviv's 'Church Row' (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 2:50 PM

While most of Israel slumbers on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, one neighborhood in Tel Aviv comes to life.

In Neve Shanan, Gospel music, soaring sermons and the chanting of believers of a distinct African flavor can be heard in the heart of the Jewish state's secular...

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