Browsing: Latin Patriarchate

Source: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem STATEMENT – The recently enacted Basic Law: “Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish People” is a cause of great concern. Seemingly enacted for internal political reasons, while defining Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, the law fails to provide any constitutional guarantees for the rights of the indigenous and other minorities living in the country. Palestinian citizens of Israel, constituting 20% are flagrantly excluded from the law. It is beyond conception that a Law with constitutional effect ignores an entire segment of the population, as if its members never existed. The law…