Yoman Geva 185, 1959

First Official Meeting Between the Druze Community and Prime Minister David Ben Gurion

1959
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Thousands of Druze from the 18 villages of the community gather in Julis for a first official meeting with Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. Ben Gurion lands in a helicopter and is received by the spiritual leader of the community Sheikh Amin Tarif. At the end of a conversation between the Druze representatives and Ben Gurion, Tarif shakes his hand and kisses him on the cheeks. Finally, Druze men perform a dabke dance.

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