Skip to comments.The Chosen and the Woke
Posted on 08/20/2019 9:07:33 PM PDT by OddLane
The Knesset, Israels parliament, passed a law last year declaring Israel the national home of the Jewish people, in which it fulfills its natural, cultural, religious, and historical right to self-determination. One might suppose that this Basic Law (akin to a constitutional amendment) would be as contentious as the Vatican proclaiming itself Catholic.
To the contrary. Although the nation-state law changed no policies and affirmed a relationship between Jews and Israel that had been manifest since the countrys founding in 1948, the legislation was exceptionally controversial. One of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus main political opponents, opposition leader Tzipi Livni, charged that its passage showed that this government is racist. The leader of Israels alliance of Arab political parties called it a law of Jewish supremacy, while another Arab member of the Knesset described it as the official beginning of fascism and apartheid.
The reaction in America was more temperate but still critical. The Anti-Defamation League lamented the laws awkwardness and superfluity, worrying about its potential to undermine Israels cherished democratic character. Thirteen left-of-center Jewish organizations issued a letter claiming that the new law would give constitutional protection to policies that could discriminate against minorities. One of the organizations, J Street (the home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans), said that the Basic Law sends a message to the 20 percent of Israelis who are not Jewish that they are, at best, second-class citizens in the land of their birth.
Netanyahu conceded nothing to these detractors...
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Funny I don’t recall this criticism directed at...
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Syrian Arab Republic
The Arab Republic of Egypt
The United Arab Emirates
The Islamic Republic of Iran
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
God will not be mocked.
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