Palestinian rights groups and local governments have challenged an Israeli law that seeks to the annex of parts of the West Bank. The Israeli government responded to the petition, stating that “the Knesset [is permitted] to legislate laws everywhere in the world” and that it is authorized “to violate the sovereignty of foreign countries via legislation that would be applied to events occurring in their territories.”
Pro-Palestinian groups decry Israel’s new Jewish nation-state law as “racist” & “apartheid”; Jewish Knesset members claim “it doesn’t hurt the culture of minorities living in Israel.”
The Settlement Law is under scrutiny in the Supreme Court, accused of “breach[ing] an international convention on Apartheid”. If it stands, it may put Israel on track to annex the West Bank.
MK Israel Eichler, who also serves as deputy Knesset speaker, says ‘not a trace of American Jews will be left because of work on Shabbat’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tasked Head of the Israeli Knesset, David Amsalem, to promote the nationality bill, which considers Arabs as second-class citizens.