Position Paper: the Nation-State Bill

The Knesset

In recent years, several bills have been proposed that seek to enshrine into a Basic Law Israel’s definition as the nation state of the Jewish People. Despite slight differences between the proposed bills, they are essentially identical; they seek to redefine the identity and character of the State, prioritizing its Jewish character over its democratic character. These proposals explicitly violate human rights, democracy, and the minority rights of Arabs in Israel. The issue of defining the character of the State is an important legislative matter with many far-reaching consequences.

 

Click here to read ACRI’s position paper published by ACRI’s Policy Advocacy Director Adv. Debbie Gild-Hayo and ACRI’s Chief Legal Counsel Adv. Dan Yakir

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Categories: Anti-Democratic Initiatives, Arab Citizens of Israel, Democracy and Civil Liberties

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