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« on: May 05, 2007, 03:15:00 am »

List of Druze

The list of Druze includes Druze persons who are notable in their areas of expertise.
•   Ovadia Alkara - Israeli-American painter
•   Shakib Arslan
•   Yussef Abdul-Samad - Lebanese-American poet
•   Naim Araidi - Israeli poet and literary scientist
•   Nadia Hamadeh-Tueni - French poet, sister to Marwan Hamadeh, mother of Gebran Tueni
•   Rafik Halabi - Israeli media manager
•   Casey Kasem (Kamal Amin Kasem) - Lebanese-American radio presenter
•   Grand Master Sensei Harry Hamzy - Ketsu-ka style Martial arts
•   Asmahan (Amal Al Atrache) - Syrian-Egyptian female vocalist
•   Farid Al Attrach - Syrian-Egyptian male vocalist
•   Bahjat Hamadeh - Lebanese male vocalist and oudist, discovered Fairuz
•   Sharif - Israeli male vocalist
•   fahed balan - Syrian male
•   rami ayash - Lebanese male
•   asala yousef - Israeli female
•   talea hamdan - Lebanese poet

•   Sultan Pasha al-Atrash (1885-1982), Commander of the Syrian Revolt of 1925-1927
•   Shakib Arslan
•   Ghazi Aridi - Lebanese minister
•   Emir Magid Arslan - Lebanese politician
•   Emir Faysal Arslan - Lebanese politician
•   Emir Talal Arslan - Lebanese member of parliament
•   Asaad Asaad - Israeli member of parliament and army colonel
•   Shafik Asaad - Israeli member of parliament
•   Zeidan Atashi - Israeli member of parliament and diplomat
•   Fakhreddin II (1572-1635) - Lebanese regent
•   Salah-Hassan Hanifes - Israeli member of parliament
•   Farid Hamadeh - Popular Druze Leader exiled to Paris with General Michael Aoun
•   Mahmoud Hamadeh - Assassinated Prosecutor General
•   Marwan Hamadeh - Lebanese Member of Parliament
•   Kamal Jumblatt - Lebanese minister
•   Walid Jumblatt - Lebanese member of parliament
•   Ayoob Kara - Israeli vice-speaker of the Knesset
•   Laviv-Hussein Abu-Rochan - Israeli member of parliament
•   Jabr Moade - Israeli vice-minister
•   Mohamed Naffa - Israeli member of parliament
•   Amal Nasereldeen - Israeli member of parliament
•   Salah Tarif - Israeli minister and army captain
•   Majalli Whbee - Israeli member of parliament and lieutenant-colonel in the army
•   Reda Mansour - Israeli diplomat
•   Wiaam Wahab - A Lebanese Politician and Former-Minister.
•   Hamza ibn-'Ali ibn-Ahmad - Early Druze leader
•   Bahjat Ghayth - Lebanese religious leader
•   Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah - Early Druze leader
•   Abu Hassan Aref Halalwi - Lebanese religious leader
•   Bahjat Hamadeh - Evangelical religious leader
•   Amin Tarif - Israeli religious leader
•   Mowafak Tarif - Israeli religious leader

Sheikh Ameer Tareef
Sheikh Ameen Tareef was born in 1898 in the village of Julis, located in the Upper Western Galilee in Israel. Ameen was the youngest son in his religious family, which had four sons and two daughters. Ameen graduated his studies after the fourth grade (the highest grade of the elementary school at that time). In 1911, at the age of 31, he went to Hilwat El Biada, the regional center for studies of the Druze religion, near the town of Hatzbaya, at the feet of Mount Hermon in Lebanon. There he studied the basics of the religion until the year 1918.
After his return to his village Julis, the Sheikh adapted a life of abstinence from luxury and lived modestly from growing grains for his own needs. In 1928, after the death of his father, Sheikh Muhammad Tareef, of blessed memory, who has been sending as the leader of the Druze community for 40 years, it was decided to appoint Ameen as the successor to his father. This was in spite of his refusal and the refusal of a minority from the community.
Sheikh Ameen led the Druze people as their religious and spiritual leader until the day of his death, on 2/10/1993. His death was a great loss to the Druze community in Israel, the Middle East and in the rest of the world. A unique funeral with over 150 thousand participants, Druze and others, took place on 4/10/1993. Among others, present in the funeral were the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Ezer Weitzman, the late Prime Minister, Mr. Yitzchak Rabin, the Chairman of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) and other Members of the Knesset. Simultaneously, additional ceremonies took place in different places in Syria and Lebanon in the presence of tens of thousands Druze.
•   Azzam Azzam - Israeli textile worker, convicted for espionage in Egypt
•   Bader Hassan - Lebanese Guitarist
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