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Supporters of the law contend that it is, at essence, a reaffirmation of the principle of Zionism — the establishment of Israel as a Jewish democratic state akin to the many other liberal democracies established by national groups in Europe and beyond.
They point out that this law does not infringe on the individual rights of any of its citizens and argue that it is necessary to validate the Jewish state at a time that its enemies are working so hard to erode its legitimacy.
One can debate the merits and demerits of passing such a law, while presenting the facts accurately. Both news stories and opinion columns should be based on accurate facts without overstatement or distortion.
Unfortunately, many in the mainstream media have failed in these respects. Below are a few examples of the distorted, inaccurate, or one-sided pieces that have come out in the past weeks.
Notably missing from the piece are quotes from any serious analysts who defend the law, or even ones who express milder skepticism.
She backs up her dire assessment with a series of false and misleading claims about the country in general. The population was offered the right to Israeli citizenship after the area transferred from Jordanian to Israeli control in And although most have chosen not to apply, the thousands who have been granted citizenship certainly can vote in national elections and obtain Israeli passports.
This is one reason why many Arab Israelis refer to themselves as Palestinians with Israeli citizenship. But her blanket characterization amounts to an error of omission.
Asked to choose one self-identification from a list, most — Rather than dispassionately presenting the arguments on both sides and letting readers draw their own conclusions, articles have misrepresented recently passed laws, labeled them and their supporters with pejoratives and indulged in hypothetical speculation.
In fact, there was no change in the law with respect to single and gay men. Halbfinger then misrepresented events involving a Conservative rabbi in Haifa who was detained by police. More Nations May Follow. In fact, Israel has always been envisioned as a Jewish state, meant to fulfill the right of the Jewish people, exclusively, to national self-determination.
New York Times editors, however, have seen no need to issue any corrections to these falsehoods.Recently, the Israeli Parliament (the Knesset) has adopted a piece of legislation entitled “Basic Law: Israel — the Nation-State of the Jewish People.”. The Jewish Gospel of John: Discovering Jesus, King of All Israel - Kindle edition by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg.
Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Jewish Gospel of John: Discovering Jesus, King of All Israel. Analysis Jewish Nation-state Law Makes Discrimination in Israel Constitutional.
The nation-state law is another step in the direction of annexing the territories, but in reverse: The territories have annexed the state. Aug 02, · Mr. Kerry, thereby, demonstrates his limited understanding of how Israel is governed as well as how against incredible odds the country remains both Jewish and democratic.
Nor did . "The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel under International Law" offers a comprehensive and systematic legal treatment of Jewish national and political rights to all of the Land of Israel.
Jul 26, · In fact, the law does not mention the word ‘democracy’ in its wording, not even once. Reference to the Jewish identity of the state, however are ample and dominant, with the clear exclusion of the Palestinian people from their rights in their historic homeland: “The state of Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people Reviews: 2.