A Jewish, democratic state

"With this law Israel buys an exit ticket from the family of nations," wrote Israeli journalist Nahum Barnea last week in the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. "The proposed loyalty law...is really racist. It obliges non-Jews to declare that they would be loyal to the Jewish state but exempts Jews from this obligation." But Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's proposed new law is not racist, just short-sighted and nasty.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 10/13/2010 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 04/30/2014 11:50 am EDT

"With this law Israel buys an exit ticket from the family of nations," wrote Israeli journalist Nahum Barnea last week in the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. "The proposed loyalty law...is really racist. It obliges non-Jews to declare that they would be loyal to the Jewish state but exempts Jews from this obligation." But Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's proposed new law is not racist, just short-sighted and nasty.

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