Nahum Barnea in Yedioth Ahronoth: Israel is buying an exit ticket from the family of nations – iplist | Google Groups

There are many practical reasons that disqualify the amendment of the

citizenship law that Netanyahu intends to bring before the cabinet for a

vote. The amendment of the law will not make the State of Israel more

Jewish. Whoever wants Israeli citizenship will make a false declaration and

receive his certificate. Many of the MKs, Arabs and Haredim, make a false

statement as part of their pledge of allegiance to the Knesset, and live

with it very well. The same is true for cabinet members. The amendment

will do only one thing: strengthen the global campaign denouncing Israel as

a racist state. The damage is in diplomatic, PR and economic terms. With

this bill, Israel is buying an exit ticket from the family of nations and an

entry ticket into the family of Kahane. This is an anti-Zionist bill.

But all this is dwarfed by the moral reasons. The proposed bill does not

only appear as racist; it truly is racist. It requires non-Jews to declare

that they will be loyal to the Jewish state, but exempts Jews from this

obligation. They are exempt, because the ultra-Orthodox rabbis are

unwilling to make declarations of loyalty, not to the state, not to a Jewish

state and certainly not to a democratic state.

via Nahum Barnea in Yedioth Ahronoth: Israel is buying an exit ticket from the family of nations – iplist | Google Groups.

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