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Israel’s Jewish State Bill: Assessing the Wider Impact

November 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Israel’s Jewish State Bill: Assessing the Wider Impact

Last Sunday, Israel passed the Jewish State Bill, which according to human rights activists “upgrades discrimination.” Arabic, spoken by Palestinians, a fifth of the population, will no longer be an official language, and “Jewish tradition” and “the prophets of Israel,” will be the primary source of legal and judicial authority. It defines Israel as belonging to Jews around the world rather than to its citizens, which includes 1.5 million Palestinians.
Jonathan Cook
Middle East Eye
November 26, 2014
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