"Equality" in Hebrew and Arabic, Hadash demonstrators in Tel Aviv, February 2017

Hadash Condemns Nation-State Bill as a “Declaration of War” against Israel’s Arab Citizens

Joint List chairman MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) sharply condemned proposed legislation that will define Israel as a Jewish nation-state, calling the Sunday, May 7 decision by ministers to support the so-called Jewish State bill a “declaration of war” against Israel’s Arab citizens. “Discrimination has received an official seal of approval. The danger of this law…

Hadash chairman MK Mohammed Barakeh (Photo: Al Ittihad)

Hadash against Netanyahu’s “Jewish Nation-State” Bill

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is likely to support a new version of the discriminatory, so-called “Jewish Nation-State” bill proposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, even though this version makes no explicit mention of equality for Israel’s Arab-Palestinian citizens. On Thursday, November 20, the Attorney General’s Office released an opinion stating that Netanyahu’s proposal includes the…