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The ‘Jewish Nation-State Law’: Turning liberal Zionism on its head

Cementing the supremacy of national group rights over individual minority rights upends the precarious balance between Jewish and democratic, upon which liberal Zionism relies. For the ‘Nation-State Law’s authors and political patrons, however, this is just the beginning.

Liberal Zionists of all stripes tend to have one thing in common: the belief — or at least the hope — that Israel can reconcile and balance being a Jewish and a democratic state, serving both as the realization of Jewish national self-determination and as a modern liberal state that guarantees equality to all its citizens regardless of their religion or ethnic heritage.

Former Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, one of Israel’s preeminent jurists, perhaps best explained the mechanism and limitations of such a precarious balance. In the Ka’adan ruling (PDF), one of the most important contemporary legal precedents advancing equality in Israel, Barak explained that Jews may have privileged national rights when it comes to immigration, but that once inside the state’s borders, all must stand equal before the law.

It is true, members of the Jewish nation were granted a special key to enter, but once a person has lawfully entered the home, he enjoys equal rights with all other household members.

That formulation — and the ideology that relies on it — is about to be turned on its head, and along with it, the only palatable recipe for reconciling the competing values espoused by liberal Zionism.

A new proposed law moving rapidly through Israel’s Knesset with the support of the prime minister and a majority of the government would codify and constitutionalize legal discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities in Israel. The so-called “Jewish Nation-State Law” will upend Justice Barak’s “special key” theory.

Jewish national rights trump individual Arab rights

Several clauses in the draft law — and in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s principals, on which he has pledged to base its final wording — recognize national and group rights of the Jewish people inside the State of Israel while recognizing only individual (read: inferior) rights for members of religious, national and ethnic minorities.

In other words, Jews still hold have privileged status as key-holders to the gates of the country, but that privileged group status now follows them inside.

If passed into law, the bill, formally called “Basic Law: Israel — Nation-State of the Jewish People,” will have constitutional status, meaning it requires a super-majority to pass and revoke, and that Israeli courts will give it greater standing when weighing it against other laws or state practices that may contradict it. Israel does not have a formal constitution.

In just one example of discrimination in the Jewish Nation-State Law, the bill mandates that the State act to strengthen the historical and cultural heritage and tradition of the Jewish people — both in Israel and in the Diaspora. In contrast, the new law would only require the State to permit non-Jewish individuals to do the same on their own behalf.

Esteemed constitutional and human rights scholar Dr. Yousef Jabareen explains (PDF): “the preference for the Jewish majority engrained in the law paves the way for the granting of group-based rights and privileges to the Jewish majority while simultaneously justifying discriminatory and racist policy towards the Arabs on the individual and collective levels.”

Normalizing the national exclusion of Arabs

More troubling than the supremacy given to Jewish tradition and heritage over those of other indigenous and minority groups of citizens, is the supremacy the draft law gives to those ideas when it comes to judicial decisions and in justifying the violation of individual rights.

After defining the state as the national home of the Jewish people, in which the Jewish people “realizes its right to self-determination in accordance with its cultural and historic heritage,” the draft law says individual rights may be violated for the benefit of the values of the Jewish people. In other words, individual minority rights may be violated for the benefit of Jewish collective rights.

As it is, according to Adalah — the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, there are more than 50 laws that discriminate against Arab citizens “in all areas of life, including their rights to political participation, access to land, education, state budget resources, and criminal procedures.”

The Jewish Nation-State Law would make it much more difficult than it already is to challenge the constitutionality of such discriminatory legislation in Israel, Jabareen writes. The proposed law “not only deepens national exclusion of Arabs but also entrenches and normalizes it.”

But the primary purpose of the Jewish Nation-State Law is to constitutionalize a twisted exclusionary social contract — not between the State and all its citizens, but rather with one specific religious/ethnic group. Unlike most democracies where — at least theoretically — the state is given its legitimacy to govern by consent of the people, by giving ownership of the state to one subset of its citizens and their kin (Jews who are not Israeli citizens), the law inherently disenfranchises a significant portion of its own citizens.

That, of course, is nothing new. Among right-wing politicians in Israel, a favorite method for deriding political opponents on the Left is to accuse them of seeking “a state of all its citizens,” something most contemporary democracies aspire to.

In the Ka’adan decision, Justice Barak wrote that there is “no contradiction between the values of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and between the absolute equality of all of its citizens.” Whether or not he was right at the time is a wider, more contentious debate. If and when the Jewish Nation-State basic law passes, however, such a contradiction will be written into the closest thing Israel has to a constitution. And if the bill’s authors have their way, it will eventually be the bedrock of a constitution itself.

Playing the long game

The “Jewish Nation-State Law” was drafted by the Institute for Zionist Studies (IZS), a think tank that “seeks to strengthen Israel as the nation state of the Jewish People.” Its chairman, Yoaz Hendel, is a former senior official in the Prime Minister’s Office under Netanyahu.

The current version of the law, sponsored by Likud MK Yariv Levin — as well as the principles Netanyahu published as the basis for the bill’s final wording — are remarkably similar to the draft written by Hendel’s think tank.

One of the IZS’s primary raisons d’être is drafting and advancing the ratification of a constitution for Israel, something many others have tried and failed to do for decades. Realizing their short-term odds, it would seem that the IZS and its political patrons in the government have resigned themselves to a piecemeal approach to passing a constitution. Their vision for a constitution weakens judicial oversight, puts as much land as possible in Jewish hands, makes individual rights conditional on military service, and seeks to limit non-Jewish participation in government (by conditioning eligibility for public office on receiving a security clearance, a requirement that inherently discriminates against non-Jews and those who did not serve in the military).

Many observers of Israeli politics and history make the mistake of dismissing the existence of any strategic thinking, likening the state’s decision-makers to the CEO’s of its Startup Nation — all improvisation, all the time.

The Jewish Nation-State Law and its backers, like proponents of annexation initiatives and Netanyahu’s own status quo strategy vis-à-vis the occupation, are looking at the long game. It’s the same long game that early Zionist pioneers first adopted and which has become an Israeli pastime ever since: create enough facts on the ground and soon enough there’s no going back.

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    1. Michael

      Good analysis. Question on the long-game: Is the proposal of this law the beginning of the Right’s plan to annex the West Bank? Enshrine Jewish national rights while down-grading Arab rights in a Constitution like document? Surely the politicians proposing this realize that any Arab group included in annexation (or the 20% of the population in Israel proper) will not peacefully accept second class citizenship. This could easily open a future bi-national country into a civil war scenario or fierce legislative battles pitting national rights versus individual rights. Either way, the prospects are not enticing.

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      • Yeah, right

        “Question on the long-game: Is the proposal of this law the beginning of the Right’s plan to annex the West Bank?”

        No, it’s the beginning of the Right’s plan to expel all the Goys.

        Once all the Goys have been expelled, well, gosh, look at all that empty land just goin’ to waste…

        Think of it like this: if you put a gag in someone’s mouth you can then can turn around, look at all the food on the table, and say “Well, if you’re not going to eat any of this….. it’d be a shame to waste it…”

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        • Brian

          What’s interesting is that you and I and others here have said this repeatedly. Because there is no other way to make sense of the Israeli Right’s behavior strategically except to see it as what you say: mass expulsion as final solution, biding its time until it can be done with appropriate cover. And not one of our antagonists here have said ‘boo’ about it in rebuttal. Their silence speaks volumes. They tacitly agree.

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    2. Bruce Gould

      George Orwell and Lewis Carroll would have a field day observing the use of language in these discussions. Consider the phrase “Jewish country”: there is no such thing as a “Jewish country” just as there is no such thing as a “Jewish bicycle”. On the other hand, there can be a state with laws that favor Jewish people – stating it this way, though, obliges one to think. And then there’s “Jewish democracy” – “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

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      • Sluggo

        But it does not need to make sense to you. And the sun will still rise tomorrow

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    3. Brian

      http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.629032

      For too long, Diaspora Jews have been defending an imaginary Israel. The real one looks much more like the one described in the controversial nation-state bill.

      By Asher Schechter

      …Israel, in many ways, has always been more Jewish than democratic. Even without a law like this one to codify it, its legal and legislative systems have often put the needs of Israel’s Jewish population before its adherence to democratic principles. Arab and other non-Jewish citizens of Israel have been systemically discriminated against for decades when it comes to access to education, land, infrastructure, water and political representation.

      Even without legislative pieces that sound as if they’ve been lifted from the personal diaries of Daniel François Malan, Israel has a legal system that has allowed hundreds of Jewish communities to reject non-Jewish applicants for housing on the basis of “social suitability.”

      Arab Israelis didn’t need new reasons to feel like second-class citizens, even if the current nation-state bill makes it all but official. The bill is not the ruination of democracy in Israel – that ship has sailed long ago.

      This is not to say that this bill isn’t bad, or insignificant. It is bad because it codifies and institutionalizes Israel’s worst faults as a nation. It is bad because it lays the foundations for more discriminatory policies and legislation against non-Jews. It is bad because at the heart of it lies great political cynicism, a pandering to nationalist voters prior to the Likud primaries and an election that is expected soon.

      “I miss the racists of old,” said Balad MK Jamal Zahalka during a Knesset debate in 2008. “At least they weren’t opportunists who sought cheap popularity.” This week Zahalka was forcibly removed from the Knesset’s podium by vice-speaker of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin, after calling the Likud MK a “fascist.” Any such act against the many Jewish MKs who have called Arab and left-wing MKs “traitors,” “terrorist-lovers” and worse over the years is unthinkable, of course.

      So no, the new nation-state bill isn’t the apocalypse. Israel has been a Jewish state with a democratic hobby for a very long time. In fact, something like this should have been expected by anyone who didn’t turn a blind eye to Israel’s behavior in recent decades.

      But it does have a silver lining: The proposed bill is so blatant, so clear, that it forces even Israel’s most adamant blind supporters to open their eyes.

      In other words: Welcome, Diaspora Jews, to the Israel you’ve been avoiding. For too long, you have been defending an imaginary Israel. The real one looks much like the one described in the new nation-state bill.

      For many years, the money, influence and unwavering support of Jews abroad, particularly those in America, has enabled many of the behaviors that contributed to the kind of arrogant solipsism that made Israeli politicians believe they can get away with anything. Much of it was done in the name of an ideal Israel, an Israel that never really existed, a Jewish democratic country that could balance its dual identities.

      Now that this image is being revealed for the illusion that it is, Diaspora Jews can use their considerable influence on Israeli politics to help bring about true democracy in Israel.

      It’s not going to be an easy battle. In his speech in the Knesset on Wednesday, Netanyahu remained adamant about his intentions to pass his version of the bill, saying to his detractors in a theatrically-shocked voice, “I don’t understand what your problem is.”

      And, really, what is their problem? It’s not like Netanyahu is changing anything. He’s simply lifting the veil.

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      • For those of us without premium Haaretz access, it’s nice to be able to read this here. Thanks.

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        • Brian

          Duly noted, Greg. Thank you. I will try to do this more often. I think Haaretz is, in its own way, one of the world’s great newspapers. Reading Haaretz side by side with the Jerusalem Post (not one of the world’s great papers no matter where you are on the political spectrum but an interesting indicator of the American diaspora’s preoccupations and not all that different from Israel Hayom in its water carrying for Netanyahu–Herb Keinon anyone??) for a year or more (as I have) is an unparalleled education in the conflict and the predicament.

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          • Sluggo

            Perhaps the two of you should respect copyright laws a little more often

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          • Brian

            You’re interest in copyright law is touching. Perhaps you should respect the Geneva Conventions a little more.

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          • Baladi Akka 1948

            Haha, that was a perfect reply 😀 I’ll keep it for my personal use. Is there any copyright law that I should respect ?

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          • Sluggo

            You are a mere child. I am going to report the violation.

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        • Ginger Eis

          Greg Pollock, you once said/suggested on this site that you are “a millionaire” to explain away why you have no job, but instead spent 24/7 of your time on +972mag and elsewhere ranting and writing mumbo jumbo against Israel. Now you are telling us that you can’t even afford a Ha’aretz premium? Gee, which one is it, Greg Pollock, (a) are you unemployed and living on US Government Food Stamps (while ranting also against the US Government) or (b) are you “a millionaire”?

          (You must answer the above questions, Greg Pollock. We are entitled to an answer because it seems you lied to us before when you claimed to be “a millionaire”!)

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          • Wow, GE, wow. I’ve never said I’m a millionaire. Indeed, you used to tell me to “get off welfare and get a job.” Your delusional. Or simply have too many people to harass so get confused.

            Although it is none of your business, I have a H account. For some reason, the login page often freezes on me. Many here passing by may benefit from presenting its pieces. Better reading than you.

            As far as I can tell, your strategy is to push everyone off comment. You’ll do this by argument if you can, but are also quite capable of presenting lies (as you just did about me) or some mix of name bashing and attempted psychological attack. You are a cartoon. And that is unfortunate, for you are capable of principled stand; but winning supplants that.

            I don’t think you are doing your “side” as much good as you likely think.

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          • Sluggo

            Greg told us before that he lives in the trashy part of Phoenix. By the high numbers.

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        • Brian

          Note not a single substantive reply from the right wing here on what Schecter writes. It convinces me all the more that exposure to Haaretz is a crucial part of the Israeli conversation missing here. You kinda want to do with these folks what you’d like to have done with George W. Bush before he idiotically cruised into Iraq to “get Saddam.” You’d like to have picked the frat boy up by the scruff of the neck and placed him back in college and tell him: Oh no, you’re clearly not ready to be POTUS. Study the basics of history and political science for four years in regards to democracy and nation building and get the education you never got at Yale. Because you clearly know nothing. (Long before Bush was elected and did the severe damage from which we are still trying to extricate ourselves I was telling anyone who would listen that regardless of your politics, regardless, he’s simply too stupid to be POTUS; and he can’t even speak English properly never mind struggle for a straight thought. Well, I was right long before he proved me so. I suspect Israelis will look back and see Netanyahu’s deeds in a similar light. Not an identical light. Netanyahu is not simply stupid like Bush. But his collective responses in the context of local politics and keeping himself in power amount to long term strategic stupidity.)

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      • Margot Dunne

        I live in an Australian city that is acknowledged as Diaspora Central (my phrase). These people are ever ready to fling themselves into media battle with anyone who criticizes the policies of the State of Israel. I think that many of them are brain-washed at Jewish schools and never stand much chance of grappling with the actual facts: I think that the likelihood of these people influencing Israel to change is infinitesimal, & of course the government here is no better. This is very sad, & I hope that the Diaspora in America has more vision & intelligence, & that the American government zips up its generous cash-bags. That might do the trick!!

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        • Sluggo

          I see that you like to nickname places on the concentration of Jewish residents. And that anyone who has an opinion on Israel that is,different from yours must have been brain-washed at a Jewish school. You are a cheap bigot.

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          • Ginger Eis

            The only good thing about +972mag is that it’s a gathering place for among others (closet) leftist anti-Semites who are camouflaged as “human rights activists” (and you may in fact be a Jihadi). It is on this site that their veils come off and they expose who they really are – as evidenced in timid anti-Semite Maggot Dunne. Presently they are stomping their feet and shouting “human rights” re the ‘Jewish State bill’, but – full of jealousy and hatred in their hearts – their goals and interests have wholly nothing to do with human rights (of which they know nothing of and do not care about), but everything to do with their sick obsession with Jews and denying Jews Self-determination in the Ancestral Homeland.

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          • Ginger Eis

            Correction

            (and she may in fact be a Jihadi) was meant, not “(and you may in fact be a Jihadi)”

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          • Margot Dunne

            Wow. This is the first time I have stirred up so much hate. Not sorry about the stirring, which may in the end be beneficial, but sorry about the hate. To Sluggo & Ginger, you read much more into my comment than you should. I offered a nickname not because of the concentration of Jewish residents, but because of the tendency of many to aggressively defend Israeli policy whatever its merits or demerits. That sort of thing muddies the clear-thinking waters that we so desperately need, & badly confuses public opinion. By the way, don’t forget that Arabs are Semites too. Shalom.

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          • Sluggo

            You said that pro-Israeli individuals were brainwashed in Hebrew school. And we read too much into your comments? You are a cheap bigot. And don’t take my mocking you as a sign of,anger.

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          • Margot Dunne

            Good on you, Sluggo — free speech is very important. Mocking can be very liberating too. If I am a cheap bigot then maybe – just maybe – you are an expensive one: Israel is sure costing the Americans a lot of money. Anyway, here’s a thumbs up for free speech,& may we all be the better for it! Once more, Shalom.

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          • Sluggo

            The point that reveals your true colors is that anyone who disagree with you must have been brainwashed, is Jewsih, and was educated at a Jewish school.

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          • Margot Dunne

            Hi Sluggo & Ginger — There is an old saying of the Scottish poet Robert Burns: “Oh would some god the giftie give us To see ourselves as others see us.” Obviously you don’t see me in a very good light, which encourages me to have a good look at myself & at how I present my arguments. I’m doing that. Shalom. Peace be with you.

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          • Margot Dunne

            Forgot to mention the school indoctrination problem (calling it brainwashing was perhaps a tad incendiary). In Oz we have countless religious sectarian schools of all stripes & persuasions: Catholic, Anglican, Christian Fundamentalist, Jewish, Moslem – you name it, we’ve got it. Importantly, each one of them receives State funding, & as far as I know each one of them teaches to its beliefs & prejudices. I do not agree with religious sectarianism being funded by a secular state, & I do believe that it is hard for kids in these cocooned environments to grow up with minds freely open to other opinions.

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          • Bryan

            I thought you were talking great sense there Ginger about all criticism of Israel being due to leftism, antisemitism and jihadism, but then you go and spoil it when you start talking nonsense about ancestral homelands (not sure why you think that myth deserves capitalisation).

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        • Margot, I think that the latest incursion into Gaza was a real wakeup call to a lot of americans, making them finally question the relationship their government has with the state of Israel and sadly realizing the carnage and death in Gaza had “made in America” all over it. There are young people on college campuses in the US and all over the world who are questioning everything Israel is doing vis-a-vis Palestinians and are really behind boycott, divest and sanctions, which really is a welcome sight.

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          • Margot Dunne

            Thank you, Marnie. We are a bit slow at waking up in Australia. Here’s hoping, but I think it’s all up to America now!

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      • Yeah, right

        “Israel has been a Jewish state with a democratic hobby for a very long time.”

        That’s the money-shot, right there.

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      • Brian, thanks so much for posting this. I’ve got to get premium access; if this is an example of what I’ve been missing I’m pretty bummed about that. “But it does have a silver lining: The proposed bill is so blatant, so clear, that it forces even Israel’s most adamant blind supporters to open their eyes.

        In other words: Welcome, Diaspora Jews, to the Israel you’ve been avoiding. For too long, you have been defending an imaginary Israel. The real one looks much like the one described in the new nation-state bill.”

        Excellent.

        Kind of like people who go to the ‘net in search of romance. A man or woman responds to someone’s post, they seem to hit it off, really get to know each other (you know where this is going) and finally decide to meet in person. Nothing could have prepared either one for the reality they encountered to the fantasy they had held. But now so much the wiser. I hope we will see the same regarding the reaction of the diaspora to the destruction of the magic mirror they beheld Israel in.

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        • Ginger Eis

          “Kind of like people who go to the ‘net in search of romance. A man or woman responds to someone’s post, they seem to hit it off, really get to know each other (you know where this is going) and finally decide to meet in person. Nothing could have prepared either one for the reality they encountered to the fantasy they had held.”

          OMG, on the other thread you were discussing “porn”, “lubricants”, “jerk off”, etc. Now you provide us with more info as to how you ended up a single mother, unemployed, manic and psychotic. Priceless! You ain’t very clever, are you? And the money you get from the State to feed yourself and your children (do ya even know who the fathers are?) you also intend to use to pay Ha’aretz to provide you with more “Jew-news”. Oy! You may as well start contributing to +972mag, no? As I told you before, manic marnie, obsession with Jews is a disease that will ultimately destroy your spirit. Mark my words.

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        • Sluggo

          Without Mondoweis Marnie/Annie would spin in sad, confused circles

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          • If I could write as well as Annie Robbins, I’d start my own website, little man(?).

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          • Sluggo

            Marnie,you cut and paste from Mondoweis and have been exposed as lying about your origin story.

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          • Hmmm, well thanks for the heads up on that, Sluggo.

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          • “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”. Josef Goebbels

            “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”. Adolph Hitler

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      • Margot Dunne

        Thank you, Brian. A very incisive article. I hope it helps lift the veil.

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    4. Shabbat shalom!

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    5. Brian

      Some folks just get upset when any possible truth seeps out. It’s understandable.

      http://972mag.com/idf-trainer-no-need-to-resuscitate-palestinians/99132/

      jjvanka: ‘During war there are no civilians’ is another one — stated by IDF training unit leader during Rachel Corrie trial, Haifa, september 2010.

      Ginger Eis: There is no scintilla of evidence to support you claim. You lie. And ya know it.

      jjvanka: Why would I lie?… Nothing stops you to verify.

      Brian: …
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-blumenthal/there-are-no-civilians-du_b_710346.html
      In a small courtroom in Haifa’s District Court, a colonel in the Israeli engineering corps who wrote a manual for the bulldozer units that razed the Rafah Refugee Camp in 2003 offered his opinion on the killing of the American activist Rachel Corrie. “There are no civilians during wartime,” Yossi declared under oath…

      Ginger Eis: Again, there is no scintilla of evidence to support your claim…Maybe you should start relying on court transcripts.

      Merav: You are lying…There are two ways to prove what was testified in court: 1. Court transcript 2. Court ruling/decisions

      jjvanka: Well, if you insist: see para 160 (page 70) of this legal record —
      http://www.richardsilverstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/CorrieCase-PlaintiffsSummaries-ENG.pdf
      But I take it you’ll deny it anyway. Which is understandable.

      Ginger Eis: Right, jjvanka. Cherry picking is not a good thing…

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    6. Brian

      I seems to me that some folks just get upset when any truth claim seeps out for examination. They and Ayelet Shaked:

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      MK Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) expressed deep concern that representatives of what she termed “post-Zionist groups” had been invited to addresses students at Hillel functions held on campuses around the United States, where they were influencing student opinion.

      “You have organizations like J Street and the NIF [New Israel Fund] that bring representatives of groups that badmouth the Israel Defense Forces and the state of Israel to speak at Hillel-sponsored functions,” the Israeli-born filmmaker, Natan Nestel, told the committee. In particular, he noted that B’tselem and Breaking the Silence, two Israeli groups active in documenting and exposing human rights violations in the occupied territories, were often invited to present at Hillel events, where they had a “destructive influence” on Jewish students.

      “Many kids who grow up in pro-Israel homes end up joining anti-Israel movements as a result of their influence,” he charged.

      —————————

      Well my oh my, the kids go away to college and get an education, start to think for themselves, and decide maybe something might be wrong in Israel-Palestine. And Ayelet Shaked can’t stand it. Can’t stand the–the horror!–exercise of free speech and free thinking (by Israelis! IDF!) on an American University campus, and young Jewish kids making up their own minds. She couldn’t care less about truth claims. It’s about brainwashing. This is an Israeli MK arguing for interfering with the right of free speech on American soil. She’s trying to maintain a cult and free speech is breaking through to the indoctrinates–American citizens–and she can’t stand it.

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    7. Average American

      Yes this is the long game. Started at the formation of Israel. It will go until The Jews control all of Eretz Israel. Which includes Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, half of Iraq (to the Euhprates), Jordan, quarter of western Saudi Arabia, and Sinai (to the river of Egypt). Nothing has changed since Begin’s Irgun. Nothing has changed in the Torah. So the real question for me, being an American, is why is my government supporting Jewish Lebensraum when it condemned Aryan Lebensraum?

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