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EU expresses concern over Israel's Jewish nation-state law

As for the global community, it must realise that as long as it remains a mute spectator to Israel's blatant violations of laws, the latter will be become more audacious and feel encouraged to adopt such unjust measures. He tells JNS that he "is all in favor of the idea of having a Jewish nation-state law".

The upshot of the law, Abulhawa wrote, is that "indigenous non-Jews aren't human enough to be accorded the human right of self-determination" and that "if they choose to live in their homeland", they will be expected to exist at the mercy of the conquerors.

A top Turkish presidential aide on Thursday "strongly condemned" a new law proclaiming Israel a "Jewish nation-state". The head of the mainly Arab Joint List alliance Ayman Odeh called it "the death of our democracy".

There are roughly 1.8 million Arabs in Israel - almost 20% of Israel's nine million population. Even after accounting for some 17.5 per cent of Israel's more than eight million population, Arab citizens have long complained of discrimination.

Instead, a more vaguely-worded version was approved, which says: "The state views the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment".

Israel's Palestinian population comprises mainly the descendants of those who remained on their land since 1948, the time of the carving of the modern state of Israel from historic Palestine.

EU expresses concern over Israel's Jewish nation-state law

Lipman also takes issue with the clause in the law that allows groups in Israel to create and maintain neighborhoods and communities based on identity. Hundreds of thousands of others were displaced or fled.

They have equal rights under the law but have long complained of being treated as second-class citizens and say they face discrimination and worse provision than Israeli Jews when it comes to services such as education, health and housing.

Kontorovich dismissed the "faux outrage" against the bill as "simply another attempt to single out the Jewish state and hold her to a double standard". He is true as it is a law of Jewish supremacy and renders Arabs to the status of second class citizens.

This new constitutional law is a black eye on Israel's democratic character and will have uncertain implications for equality in Israel.

The Israeli parliament's recent move was also denounced by Iran, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi describing it as "yet another attestation of the racist nature of this regime over the past 70 years".

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