Daily Dose of Israeli Apartheid¬ģ - First Druze to command IDF Golani Brigade
From today‚Äôs papers in Israel:
For the first time in the history of the Golani Brigade, an officer with the Druze community is to serve as the brigade‚Äôs chief. Colonel Ghassan Alian, currently deputy commander of the Golan Division, is a resident of the northern town of Shfaram and has been serving in many senior posts in Golani.
As deputy commander of the Golan Division, Alian was in charge of upgrading the border fence in the Israel-Syria border, including fortifying the fence, deploying intelligence measures and bolstering security posts along the fence.
Col. Alian‚Äôs promotion comes at a particularly sensitive time, with the civil war in Syria occasionally spilling over onto the Israeli side of the armistice line in the Golan Heights. That the IDF‚Äôs command has the confidence to place the brigade‚Äôs command in his hands at this time speaks volumes about his individual character and qualifications and the vacuity of the libelous apartheid smear.
For any who might not be familiar with the Golani Brigade, it is one of Israel‚Äôs storied military units, often being given some of its toughest assignments. The following links to a 2009 article in Ha‚Äôaretz with a bit of information about the unit: Your text to link‚Ä¶