Method #55: Social Boycott

Golan Heights

Golan Heights border. Image credit:

In the late 1970s, Israel attempted to annex the Golan Heights, a territory occupied since 1967, home to the Druze community. One of their first strategies was to offer Israeli citizenship to any who would accept. Although the consensus of the community was to refuse, individual members did eventually accept citizenship. In response, most members of the community shunned them, refusing to speak with them or to allow them to attend community events.

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