Druze Delights: New Tourist Spots on the Golan

From Birkat Ram lake to the main street of Majdal Shams and the promenade on the Sa'ar stream, Golan Druze are setting aside politics and investing in tourism.

African music is blaring from the loudspeakers - a fast drumbeat echoing between the Golan Heights Druze Arab villages of Masadeh and Majdal Shams. The Emek Habambuk ("Bamboo Valley") campsite is devoid of guests, but Muhi and Hassan, two 25-year-olds from Majdal Shams who established and run the place, say the...