Daily Dose of Israeli ApartheidÂŽ - First Druze to command IDF Golani Brigade
From todayâs 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 brigadeâs 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. Alianâs 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 IDFâs command has the confidence to place the brigadeâs 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 Israelâs storied military units, often being given some of its toughest assignments. The following links to a 2009 article in Haâaretz with a bit of information about the unit: Your text to linkâŚ