14 December 2014

The ‘Jewish state’ bill and its legitimacy

I still think that the wretched bill was wretched. Its timing and its motives didn't have a lot to do with its contents. But I never said that it was racist or that it was promoting "apartheid" (the mere use of the term usually unmasks an anti-Israeli moron).

Seven EU states have constitutional “nationhood” provisions, which typically speak of the state as being the national home and locus of self-determination for the country’s majority ethnic group.
But these seven aren't Israel...

A good review of the bill and its contents by Eugene Kontorovich.


BHCh said...

Good point.

Have seen this article? I thought it gave a good explanation for how the bill came about: http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-the-jewish-nation-state-kerfuffle-much-ado-over-very-little-substance/

David All said...

Those two articles are pretty good. I still feel though that this particular bill is telling Israel's Arab minority which is about 20% of the population that they are second class citizens ,
even those like the Druze, the Bedouins and other Arabs who serve in the IDF. I know it is hypocritical of the European Union to criticize the proposed legislation, still I always hope that Israel would not be as chauvinistic as countries like Latvia and Slovakia.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, so far the bill is dead in the water. We shall see what happens later.