Sunday, 17 Feb 2019

Thousands of Arab descent in Israel protest over the controversial law that stated Israel as Jewish country


Israeli citizens protest over controversial law which stated Israel as Hewish countryIsraeli citizens protest over controversial law which stated Israel as Hewish country - Tens of thousands of Arab descent in Israel chanted the words "apartheid" and for the sake of "equality" in a Tel Aviv protest related to a law that said Israel is a Jewish state.

Israeli also took part in the action on Saturday, August 11th 2018, the second action occured on Saturday, August 4th 2018, thousands of minority in Druze residents in Israel also took to the streets in Tel Aviv to denounce the rules that made them as second class citizens. Protesters raised Palestinian and Israeli flags in protests which Irael state television said followed by more than 30 thousand people.

The new law passed last month by parliament contains a number of articles protested by citizens, especially because this law is part of the basis of Israeli law which is the de facto constitution of the country.

This new law does not call for equality or democracy, which means Jews take precedence, one thing that has long been championed by ultra right religious nationalist politicians. One section refers to Israel as a Jewish historic homeland and they have a "unique" right to self-determination there.

Another article defines the establishment of Jewish society as a national interest and establishes Hebrew as the only national language, while Arabic is derived as a special language.

Israeli citizens of Arab descent, most of whom are descendants of Palestinians who did not leave their land when the state of Israel was founded in 1948, amounting to 17.5 percent of Israel's total population. They are concerned that this new law will open up discrimination against them in all fields, from housing, budget and land distribution.


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