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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations has issued an Information File in Arabic entitled, “The Jewish Nation-State Law 2018,” and it is offered now for free download.

The Knesset passed the controversial Jewish Nation-State bill into law, on 19/7/2018, which includes 11 articles: Basic principles, the symbols of the state, the capital of the state, language, ingathering of the exiles, connection to the Jewish people, Jewish settlement, official calendar, independence day and memorial days, days of rest and Sabbath, and immutability.

The bill, which was first proposed in 2011, defines Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, “in which it fulfills its natural, cultural, religious and historical right to self-determination.” It stipulates that “the state will be open for Jewish immigration and the ingathering of exiles,” and stresses that Israel “will strive to ensure the safety of the members of the Jewish people in trouble or in captivity due to the fact of their Jewishness or their citizenship.” This is a clear bias towards nationalism at the expense of citizenship, contrary to the stability of political construction in most democratic countries.

Concerning the capital of Israel and its official language, Article Three of the new law stipulates that “Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel,” while article 4 considers Hebrew the “state’s language,” whereas the “Arabic language has a special status in the state.”

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>> Information File (25): The Jewish Nation-State Law 2018 (57 page, 1.1 MB) (Arabic)

Publication Information

– Title: Information Report (25): Qanun al-Dawlah al-Qawmiyyah al-Yahudiyyah 2018 (The Jewish Nation-State Law 2018)
– Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh
– Managing Editor:Basem Elkassem
– Prepared by: Baraa Zaidan and Rabi‘ al-Dannan
– Date of Publishing: 2018 (1st edition)
– Paperback: 57 pages
– Free Download: Click here (57 page, 1.1 MB) (Arabic)

Due to the importance of this issue, the Archives and Information Department at al-Zaytouna Centre chose to study the Jewish Nation-State Law within its Information File series. It provides the readers with the most important news, reports and articles discussing this law, in addition to the Palestinian, Arab and international stances.

Information File (25) is a detailed academic study with rich information on the Israeli racist laws and measures, which are applied on the Palestinians of the 1948 occupied territories. It provides the researchers and specialists with detailed, clear, accurate, and well-documented material.

>> Free Download:
>> Information File (25): The Jewish Nation-State Law 2018 (57 pages, 1.1 MB) (Arabic)

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 6/8/2018

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