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28.12.2020 - 12:00 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s High Court Judges Are Playing Dumb About the Nation-state Law

Amit knows very well that the principle of equality wasn’t omitted from the law by accident, nor is it just a coincidence that it’s impossible to find a Knesset majority for passing a Basic Law on Equality. He knows that discrimination against Arabs in Israel isn’t just a by-product of the nation-state law but its main purpose – that discrimination is the essence of the law: enshrining Jewish superiority and Arab inferiority.

So why did Amit fake intimacy with Jabareen and inquire about his feelings as if he were a guidance counselor rather than a Supreme Court justice, and as if the only change that had occurred was in the lawyer’s emotions rather than Israel’s Basic Laws?

22.12.2020 - 23:53 [ Haaretz ]

Nation-state Law Essentially Establishes Apartheid Regime

If the High Court does not examine the Jewish nation-state law according to norms external to the Israeli system and in accordance with criteria derived from consensual universal and international norms and values, it will justify the existence of a regime of constitutionally-mandated segregation for every ethnic dominating group trying to grant itself exclusive supremacy in any country, not only the Jewish people in Israel.

22.12.2020 - 23:44 [ Ben Reiff / Twitter ]

Arab MK Yousef Jabareen presented a petition at the Supreme Court today against the Nation-State Bill, on behalf of the Joint List and the NGO Adalah. Upon leaving he was harassed by Likud supporters chanting “death to terrorists”. They are the face of this racist law.

18.12.2020 - 08:45 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Attorney-General to High Court: Don’t overturn unity gov’t

It was unclear whether the High Court could ever strike down a quasi-constitutional basic law, he said. In any event, if it were possible, it would need to be a far more extreme law, implying something criminal or actively undermining democracy, he added.

Furthermore, Mandelblit rejected the notion that the coalition was abusing or ignoring the will of the voter by forming coalitions they had vowed not to form.

03.06.2020 - 15:55 [ Haaretz ]

Blue and White Is My Race

The nation-state law is the constitutional cornerstone of apartheid. And naturally, Hauser’s arguments also tie into the intent to annex parts of the West Bank in the framework of U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan: Israel intends to expand its violations of its residents’ equal rights on an ethnic/racial basis.

It’s turning out much sooner than expected that when parts of Kahol Lavan joined the right-wing government, their merger was an expression of a deep ideological partnership.

11.03.2019 - 15:51 [ Haaretz ]

A State for Some of Its Citizens

What Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page Sunday in response to an Instagram post by actress Rotem Sela constitutes a public admission that, thanks to the Basic Law on Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, Israel has ceased to be a democracy.

15.12.2018 - 12:36 [ Haaretz ]

Natalie Portman: Israel’s Nation-state Law Is ‚Racist‘ and a ‚Mistake‘

„I am not part of the BDS movement and do not endorse it. Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation.“ Portman added that she treasures „Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema and dance.“

She went on to say that Israel „was created exactly 70 years ago as a haven for refugees from the Holocaust. But the mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities is simply not in line with my Jewish values. Because I care about Israel, I must stand up against violence, corruption, inequality and abuse of power.“

02.10.2018 - 16:18 [ WAFA ]

Israeli forces attack university students rally north of Ramallah, students injured

WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades toward the students who rallied in protest of Israel’s Nation-state Law and its planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem.

15.08.2018 - 07:35 [ Haaretz ]

He Only Knows How to Incite

There is no limit to his demagoguery. As if this were the story; as if civil rights were conditioned on loyalty tests.

The opposition leaders in general, and Labor chairman Avi Gabbay in particular, repeatedly fall into the traps Netanyahu sets for them, allowing him to dictate the public agenda while they participate in the discourse of incitement. Instead of attacking Netanyahu for the nation-state law, the leader of the opposition finds himself babbling about the right of return, as if this is the most burning issue now.

10.08.2018 - 12:00 [ Haaretz ]

Demonstrate With the Arabs

The demonstration called for Saturday night in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, which represents Israel’s Arab community, is the most important of all the protests that have taken place against the nation-state law. It’s also one of the most important demonstrations in Israel in the past several years.

No minority in Israel suffers as much discrimination as the Arab minority, which is also Israel’s largest minority. It is frequently the target of normalized, institutionalized racism.

08.08.2018 - 21:29 [ Times of Israel ]

Activists wave Declaration of Independence in stormy Knesset nation-state debate

In her speech, Livni railed against the right-wing government, called for early elections and said the opposition would pass the Declaration of Independence as a basic law in lieu of the nation-state law passed by the right-wing coalition on July 19.

04.08.2018 - 09:54 [ Haaretz / googleusercontent.com ]

Israeli-Arab Lawmaker’s Vision of Coexistence Turns Into Dark Prophecy

“Young people had hopes of being integrated, but they were cold-shouldered by the state. Now, if a continuing effort is made to push us Arabs into a corner, we will be close – heaven forbid – to a confrontation between Arabs and Jews. And now it’s not a small minority: The Arabs constitute 22 percent of the country.”

What will a confrontation like that look like?

“The Arab MKs will resign. The heads of the Arab local councils will go the headquarters of the Union of Local Authorities in Tel Aviv and give back the keys, and a civil revolt will gradually develop. I pray and hope that I am wrong, but there will be chaos and violence here. I heard that my resignation was reported on the BBC. Do you realize what will happen if all the Arab MKs resign?”