According to the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA), the newly passed “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People,” known as the Nationality Bill, does nothing to damage the equality of Israel’s non-Jewish citizens. That is because it addresses the state’s national identity, not the civil rights of its citizens. Introducing the issue of civil liberties to the nationality law, where it does not belong, would effectively imply recognition of Israel as a bi-national state.
The main criticism levelled at Israel’s new nationality law (known officially as the Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People) revolves around the law’s non-allusion to the issue of civil equality. Critics claim that this omission implies the inequality of Israel’s non-Jewish minorities, such as Arabs and Druze, before the law. But this claim is wholly misconceived, emanating as it does from a common failure to distinguish between nation and state (the UN, for example, is an interstate organization and not an international one, though it is generally described as international).
Since the nationality law is designed to ensure that Israel is not and will never be a bi-national state, the centre and left-wing Zionist political parties could be expected to endorse it wholeheartedly. That this didn’t happen is a sad testament to the Labor movement’s abdication of its historical role and growing identification with West European post-nationalist notions and its attempts to emasculate the very nation-state in whose creation it played the leading role.
It is indeed for this reason that most Israelis have abandoned the once dominant left.
And this is why the Left should be a busted flush wherever it tries to regain power. Obama and his Democrats emasculated America, socialist Venezuela now has inflation of a million per cent. Corbyn, if (heaven forbid) he should ever come to power in the UK, will devastate our economy and turn us into a bunch of eunuchs when it comes to standing up to tyrannies. Indeed, he will align himself with them (eg. Hamas and Hezbollah) In theory, there is nothing wrong with the precepts of socialism. In reality, socialist regimes will always fail because they are run by, well, socialists. Just look at Malmo, a Muslim city in Sweden. Vote Labour at your peril.