Jewish State: Religious Minorities: Circassians, Druse community demonstrate of bias of Israel in favour of Jews in town financing
Druse, Circassians protest in Jerusalem
by JPost.com staff (Jun21,2k9) JPost.com
Riot police blocked Druse demonstrators protesting in front of the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem. Their demo was driven by anger against the lack of infrastructure investments in their villages and demanding equal budgets [as those received by Jewish townships] from the state.
The demonstrators were protesting what they called discrimination against them in the allocations of funds for local authorities in their towns and villages.I don't know whether I've heard of Circassians before, but they're apparently [still?] in existence in Israel.
They called on the government to cancel the local authorities' outstanding debts, to create income sources and to increase government funds to the Druse and Circassian villages.
The Druze in Israel are related to their co-religionists in Lebanon, lately led by Walid Jumblatt, now perhaps by some son of his, as the community tends toward dynastic leaderships.