Jewish-Druse leadership council meets for first time

February 26, 2016 02:15


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A Jewish-Druse council comprised of 60 leaders and public figures held its inaugural event on Thursday in Ra’anana with the goal of promoting Druse issues.

Moshe Ben Atar and Yosef Naser-Adin, chairman of the council, organized the event.

It was supported by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

“Israel is the best for the Druse and it is also the best community for Israel,” said Naser-Adin.

Leading members of the council are: former minister Prof. Shimon Sheetrit, former Knesset speaker Shlomo Hillel, IFCJ founder and president Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, Ra’anana Mayor Ze’ev Bielski, former MK and current head of head of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund Dani Atar, and other mayors and academics from across the country.

Atar was appointed the council’s president and said “from today, the KKL-JNF is the fund not only of the Jews, but also the Druse.”

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