Now it's a basic law: The State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people

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    In addition the Palestinians state that the Israelis have no right to the Western Wall. Somehow that isn’t racist
     
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    The court did. In another decision. There is a strange irony in the fact that Israeli courts try just SO HARD to be "fair" that they discriminate mostly against Jews, and yet still they are vilified for being an "apartheid state".
     
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    Oh no. Not at all. Even supported by the UN so it must be "right". /sarcasm
     
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    Jews and their country are vilified by definition, not for their actions...
     
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    The controversial law states only Jewish people have the right to self-determination in the State of Israel, denying the right to 1.8 million Palestians who hold Israeli citizenship.

    Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset, approved the controversial nationality bill Thursday declaring Israel a nation-state for the Jewish people and downgrading the status of Arabic from official language to “special status.” Arabs make up 21 percent of Israel’s population.


    The basic law, approved with 62 votes in favor and 55 against, recognizes the Jewish people in Israel “have an exclusive right to national self-determination." It also includes the declaration of a “united Jerusalem” as the capital of Israel, despite the fact that East Jerusalem is internationally recognized as being under Israeli occupation.

    Furthermore, the law affirms "the state sees the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation."

    "One-hundred-and-twenty-two years after Herzl (father of Zionism) published his vision, we've enshrined into the law the basic principle of our existence," prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, prising the law.

    Legislator Avi Dichter of the ruling Likud party, who also sponsored the bill, explained “we are enshrining this important bill into a law today to prevent even the slightest thought, let alone attempt, to transform Israel to a country of all its citizens."


    Zionist Union leader Tzipi Livni argued the bill sought to strengthen Netanyahu. “Netanyahu wants the bill in order to fight. Otherwise how will people know he is more of a nationalist than you’” she said.

    Arab lawmakers protested the bill’s approval arguing it is a codification of apartheid and ripping papers in a symbolic gesture, which prompted Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to remove them from the plenum.

    Legislators Ahmad Tibi and Ayeda Touma-Souliman yelled at Netanyahu: "You passed an apartheid law, a racist law."

    "I announce with shock and sorrow the death of democracy," Ahmed Tibi told reporters.

    Lawmaker Ayman Odeh, chairman of the Joint List, released a statement saying that Israel "passed a law of Jewish supremacy and told us that we will always be second-class citizens." Around 1.8 million Arabs live in Israel, they are the descendents of the Palestinians who remained in what is today Israel after the 1948 “War of Independence.”

    Jewish Israeli peace activists also protested the bill by unfurling a large black flag in the Knesset.
     
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    Jews have the right to self-determination to Israel.
    They are not asking the right to self-determination to any other part of their ancient homeland, now taken over by Arab Muslims in Jordan and in Gaza.

    Arabs have self-determination in Jordan.
    And Arabs have self-determination in Gaza.

    NOT ONE JEW is allowed to live in Jordan or Gaza, while 20% of the population of Israel in non-Jewish.

    Distort what the law is all about all you like, you and others do not have the guts to deal with the real Apartheid which exists in Muslim countries against Jews, where you will hardly find any Jew being allowed to live in them.


    Israel is the Jewish State, always has been, and always will be.


    The People of Israel Live
     
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    So what’s your problem? Abbas has made it clear; No Israelis Allowed. They have even gone so far as to state that the Israelis have no rights to the Western Wall. See anything wrong with that? Of course not
    The Jewish Holy Sites are in E. Jerusalem and the Jewish people will never be deprived of their access again
     
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    American citizens and their government go on and on about the separation of church and state, and make countless laws to enforce it.

    Yet we finance and support the apartheid state of Israel with billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars and weapons to maintain their zionist Jew enclave. .... :cool:
     
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    Do not forget, and be very proud, that you, the US, are also supporting the Apartheid States of Saudi Arabia, the enclave known as Gaza, and the Apartheid wannabe State known as "State of Palestine" amongst many other Apartheid enclaves.

    Withdraw from Israel, withdraw from all.
     
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    You mean unlike the Democratic Countries of the Arab World? :blahblah:
     
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