About Ashraf Halabi
Ashraf Halabi is a Druze veteran of the Israel Defense Forces. He will recount the story about his experience as a Druze soldier in the IDF, and what it was like to be deployed in Lebanon and Gaza. Ashraf Halabi comes from Beit Jaan in the Galilee, a Druze village that accounts for the largest number of fallen soldiers in Israel’s wars. He is married with three children, and now directs the sports unit of the Technion Institute in Haifa.
Ashraf Halabi will receive the HaKarat Hatov Award (recognition of the good) on behalf of the Druze community in Israel. This will be the first time that the Druze community will receive this kind of honor from a pro Israel organization for their many sacrifices and contributions to Israel and the Jewish people.
The Druze of Israel give their lives to defend democracy and freedom through their service in the Israel Defense Forces. Yet they are often the forgotten minorities who sacrifice much, but receive little. That is why it is so important to recognize and honor their achievements and their contribution to Israeli society. They are part of an important chapter of the Druze historic, global culture--a story that needs to be told.
We invite you to come celebrate with us at the Dinner this June in honor of Ashraf and the Druze of Israel who hold an important and largely unknown place in the history of the Druze people. Your sponsorship of the Dinner will shine more light on this important chapter and the exceptional sacrifices of the Druze community.