Israel’s ruling coalition is preparing for key votes in the Knesset today, “designed to pass the controversial nation-state bill that would let the state encourage the establishment of communities for Jews only”, reported Haaretz.
According to the paper, “the bill’s final version is still not ready, but it is not expected to change significantly – if at all – from the current wording”.
Nothing to see here, move along.
"The new bill states that Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people, who have the sole right to national self-determination in Israel."https://t.co/mofgJedLPw
— Ben White (@benabyad) July 18, 2018
The new Basic Law will, as noted by Haaretz, define Israel as
“the historical homeland of the Jewish people, who have the sole right to national self-determination in Israel”.
How Israel enshrines apartheid into law: "The Jewish nation state bill is only the latest attempt to legislate discrimination against Palestinians" [by @benabyad] https://t.co/2Ra8fG61Ku pic.twitter.com/aJIwz10f6c
— The IMEU (@theIMEU) July 18, 2018
Senior coalition parliamentarians told Haaretz “that as of Tuesday there were no major problems to keep the Knesset from approving the legislation”.
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) July 18, 2018
The paper explained:
“In an unusual move, the special Knesset committee preparing the final version of the bill, known officially as the Basic Law on Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, will convene at 7 A.M. Wednesday to finish its voting on the bill’s sections”.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) July 14, 2018
“The legislation would then go to the full Knesset for its second and third votes”, with “the final version to be presented to the Knesset at around noon; then would come the expected marathon debate and votes on the opposition’s objections in the evening”.
— Middle East Monitor (@MiddleEastMnt) May 16, 2017
On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the bill was “very important to guarantee the foundations of our existence, which is Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people”.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)