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MK Khenin – Netanyahu to Far Right: “Our ‘Jewish Nation-State’ Law Will Weaken Democracy”

The far-right “Jewish Nation-State” bill cannot be fast-tracked to complete the first stage of its legislation before the Knesset summer break, the parliament’s legal counsel warned on Wednesday, July 12. Likud lawmaker MK Amir Ohana, who was appointed to head a special commission set up to promote the bill earlier in the day, insisted that…

"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 MK Abdallah Abu Ma'aruf (Joint List) during the Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee meeting, Sunday April 2

Discriminatory Amendment to Planning & Building Law Approved

The Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee approved in its second and third reading, on Sunday, April 2, an amendment to the Planning and Building Law that will make its enforcement more stringent and increase penalties for “illegal construction.” The amendment, sponsored by far-right lawmakers, calls for restricting the discretion of courts regarding the enforcement of…