On Monday, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected a motion to repeal the law on the so-called “nation state of the Jewish people.”
According to the Israeli public TV channel Kan, the court confirmed that the legislative act reflects the principles of statehood and is “part of the future constitution” of the state.
10 judges voted to leave the law in force, one was against.
The court ruled that the law “does not interfere with the democratic character of the state.”
For its part, the Yediot Aharonot newspaper reported that Israeli and Arab human rights organizations have submitted 15 petitions demanding the repeal of the law.
The 2018 Nation State Law gives Israel the status of the nation state of the Jewish people.
The law recognizes Jews as the only people who have the right to national self-determination within the State of Israel.
In addition, the “national law” downgrades the status of Arabic from an official language to a language with a “special status”.
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