måndag 24 november 2014

Lagförslag om judisk stat

The Times of Israel försöker förklara vad lagförslaget som skall definiera Israel som judisk stat går ut på. Lagförslaget splittrar regeringspartierna och kan till och med förorsaka nyval.

 Prime minister’s legislation, up for vote this week, will seek to underline Israel’s Jewish character and highlight the country’s commitment to democracy.

Vote on Jewish state bill to be delayed until next week  (Jerusalem Post)
 “...Israel is a Jewish democratic state. There are those who want democracy to take precedence over Judaism, and those who want Judaism to take precedence over democracy.

In the law that I am bringing, both principles are equal and must be given equal consideration.”

Netanyahu said Israel is the national home of the Jewish people where there are equal rights for every citizen. “But there are national rights only for the Jewish people; a flag, anthem, the right of every Jew to immigrate to Israel, and other national symbols,” he said.

This law was needed at this time because many people are challenging the idea that Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish people, the prime minister said...

“I also don’t understand those who call for two states for two peoples, but at the same time oppose anchoring that in law. They are quick to recognize a Palestinian national home, but adamantly oppose a Jewish national home."

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