Beyond the Cusp

July 30, 2018

Israeli Nationality Law and What it Does Do, Does Not Do and Why

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 2:00 AM
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Israel finally passed a Basic Law called the Nationality Law. First a few reasons behind the necessity followed by what it does not do, then what it does do and finally a further look into the why. The necessity comes from the fact that Israel has yet to form a constitution and instead has a grouping of laws known as Basic Laws. Basic Laws are very much the same as any other law when it comes to amending them through additional explanatory law. They can be repealed by a simple majority vote, reworded by a simple majority vote and amended by a simple majority vote, and here is the important part, by the Knesset. What they cannot be is struck down by the courts, even the Supreme Court of Israel, and this was the intent of making the Nationality Law a Basic Law, the Knesset desired to place this law once encoded beyond the reach of the Supreme Court. As proposing this as a Basic Law, its formers also realized they would face a far more difficult challenge to all wording and simply in getting it passed. The Nationality Law now joined the other laws making up the Basic Laws of Israel. These will also be the laws taken into consideration should Israel ever write herself a constitution.

 

The Nationality Law does not change anything, as it is a statement of facts and nothing more. It does not change the rights of any Israeli. It does not change the civil, legal, voting, religious, social, residential, taxation, moral, economic or practically any other standing of any Israeli citizen. It does not change the rights and protections for tourists and visitors. It does not change the situation of the Palestinian Arabs. It does not change and place the Jewish religion above any other religion in Israel with regards to rights and only allows the Jewish People an easier path to citizenship, which they have had since 1948, and the founding of the Jewish State, Israel. It does not change the right for anyone to speak whatever language they desire and all the signs in Israel which are now in Arabic will remain as such as will the signs in English, Russian, Hebrew and any other language throughout Israel. It does not change or make Arabs or anybody else a second-class citizen. It does not change today in respects to any day before or since the Nationality Law. It will not have any effect on Israeli Democracy nor will it denigrate other than Orthodox forms of Judaism which will enjoy the same rights and freedoms as all others.

 

The Nationality Law does encode the declarations made when founding the State of Israel which were made on that fateful evening of May 14, 1948 by David ben Gurion. It states that Israel was founded to be the nation state of the Jewish People. This is just as the Constitutions of Germany declares it is the nation state of the German People, France declares it is the nation state of the French People, Italy declares it is the nation state of the Italian People, the United States declares it is the nation state of the American People and Russia declares it is the nation state of the Russian People. It formalizes and fixes the National Anthem to be Hatikvah (translates to “The Hope”), sets the flag of Israel to be the blue Star of David with two horizontal lines, with one above and the other below, set upon a white field (see image below), recognizes the national language to be Hebrew and sets Arabic as having special status (this may be amended to include a few other languages as special as they belong to other minorities who resided here at the founding of the state), formalizes that the laws of the State of Israel are to be based upon Jewish Law, formalizes that the Jewish Holidays are national holidays, formalizes using the Hebrew calendar and lays out a few other lesser items.

 

Israeli Flag

Israeli Flag

 

Things this law will not be capable of meeting are the levels of perfidy claimed enshrined within. It will be totally incapable of enacting an Apartheid State, will not eliminate other than Orthodox Judaism (that will accomplish that on its own), will not make any second-class citizens, will not reach any point where it prevents people other than Jews from citizenship, can in no way alienate Diaspora Jews and will be seen to be completely incapable of any of the false hyperventilating fake news being expounded across the globe. This law will have no effect on the peace process, which in the Arab world is how one says the path to erasing Israel from the world map. The peace process never existed, as it was a mirage, a false front, a façade designed to fulfill the Arab view of their total rights to all the lands thus replacing Israel. This is why there can be no Deal of the Century which President Trump claimed would bring peace to the Middle East and end the Arab-Israel Conflict. President Trump has since realized that the problem is not the Palestinian Leadership, it is all of the Arab Leadership which refuse to recognize the right of the Jews to self-government and their insistence on the Jews accepting their Dhimmitude and come under the rule of the Arabs who are their superior people who must rule over the Jews.

 

Why was such a law as the Nationality Law necessitated? With the world attempting to redesign Israel as a multi-ethnic democracy where the Jews were not given a homeland and Israel was to become a mini-America, long a dream of the Israeli left and the Arabs. The Arabs desired this so they could bring in millions of Arabs and subsume the Jewishness of Israel and vote Israel into another Arab state which would then enact Sharia and the Democracy would die swiftly thereafter. The left desired this simply because they detest religion, all religion and especially anything Judeo-Christian in its origins and Judaism is as Judeo as it gets. Another set of reasons dwell at the United Nations and its affiliated agencies. The Human Rights Council was doing all in its power to defame Israel while UNESCO was taking away one piece of Jewish history and declaring them Islamic in an attempt to erase any link to Judaism within the State of Israel. UNESCO has already declared the Tomb of the Patriarchs as Islamic, the Temple Mount as Islamic, the Old City of Jerusalem as Islamic all because as far as the members of the governing board of UNESCO, like all too many United Nations agencies, believes that the history of any location begins when Islam conquers them and afterwards must never revert to the rule of their indigenous peoples. The Nationality Law was the Israeli answer to a world which was redefining her as not Jewish and not the State of the Jewish People. This law brings that to an end officially and was made necessary by a Europe which wanted Israel dead, a Middle East-North Africa which wanted Israel dead, and much of a world which either wanted Israel dead or would do little to prevent such from becoming her fate. Every other nation in their Constitution or founding documents claims to be the national place of their peoples; this made the Israeli revelation and proclamation for her being the home of the Jewish People required, thus placing to rest the idea that she would become anything different forever into the future. What never ceases to amaze us here at BTC is how whenever Israel acts just like almost every other nation the world declares such actions as crimes against humanity when in reality their reactions and overblown denunciations are a crime against Judaism, and they are all fully aware of what it is they are declaring and doing so with all the malice and spite one can muster. That alone was justification for this new Basic Law, the Nationality Law declaring to the world that Israel is now and forever will remain the Home of the Jewish People over and above all else should such ever become necessitated.

 

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