Druze Mount next flashpoint in Syrian conflict : implications for Israel
James M. Dorsey
Date of Issue2015
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
This month’s killing of 23 Druze clan members by Jabhat Al Nusra jihadists has made Syrian Druze a potential flashpoint in a proxy war between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Israel. As rebel forces advance towards the mountainous Druze stronghold in Idlib province, Israel has to decide whether it should intervene in the Syrian civil war by arming the Druze while Saudi Arabia makes the choice between realpolitik and its religious doctrine which views the Druze as heretics.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 140-15
Nanyang Technological University