“Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People

1 — Basic principles

  1. The land of Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people, in which the State of Israel was established.
  2. The State of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, in which it fulfills its natural, cultural, religious and historical right to self-determination.
  3. The right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people.

2 — The symbols of the state

  1. The name of the state is “Israel.”
  2. The state flag is white with two blue stripes near the edges and a blue Star of David in the center.
  3. The state emblem is a seven-branched menorah with olive leaves on both sides and the word “Israel” beneath it.
  4. The state anthem is “Hatikvah.”
  5. Details regarding state symbols will be determined by the law.

3 — The capital of the state

Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel.

4 — Language

  1. The state’s language is Hebrew.
  2. The Arabic language has a special status in the state; Regulating the use of Arabic in state institutions or by them will be set in law.
  3. This clause does not harm the status given to the Arabic language before this law came into effect.

5 — Ingathering of the exiles

The state will be open for Jewish immigration and the ingathering of exiles

6 — Connection to the Jewish people

  1. The state will strive to ensure the safety of the members of the Jewish people in trouble or in captivity due to the fact of their Jewishness or their citizenship.
  2. The state shall act within the Diaspora to strengthen the affinity between the state and members of the Jewish people.
  3. The state shall act to preserve the cultural, historical and religious heritage of the Jewish people among Jews in the Diaspora.

7 — Jewish settlement

  1. The state views the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation.

8 — Official calendar

The Hebrew calendar is the official calendar of the state and alongside it the Gregorian calendar will be used as an official calendar. Use of  the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar will be determined by law.

9 — Independence Day and memorial days

  1. Independence Day is the official national holiday of the state.
  2. Memorial Day for the Fallen in Israel’s Wars and Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day are official memorial days of the State.

10 — Days of rest and sabbath

The Sabbath and the festivals of Israel are the established days of rest in the state; Non-Jews have a right to maintain days of rest on their Sabbaths and festivals; Details of this issue will be determined by law.

11 — Immutability

This Basic Law shall not be amended, unless by another Basic Law passed by a majority of Knesset members”.


1.The “Law on the Nation” (חוק הלאום) has caused numerous controversies both inside Israel and beyond its borders.

Many of us say that there is almost nothing new in it, that was not the case in the previously adopted Israeli laws. Simply, lawmakers have put together provisions scattered in different separate laws. The only significant change is the abolition of the state status of the Arabic language.

2.The Declaration of Independence of Israel, published on May 14, 1948, proclaimed Hebrew and Arabic as equal state languages, and this rule is practically implemented. For example, in all settlements, including those where there are no Arabs at all, the authorities’ announcements, warning inscriptions and street names are given in Hebrew and Arabic (the inscription in English is often added).

The negative side of this status is that schoolchildren of Arab schools until a certain age are poorly acquainted with Hebrew. I had to talk with 10-year-old Arab schoolchildren in English, because they did not know Hebrew (or pretended not to know). The ignorance of Hebrew reduces opportunities for employment and prevents Arabs from joining Israeli society. It also facilitates the task of Islamist propaganda and Arab sectoral politicians.

On the other hand, the non-recognition of the equal status of Arabic language humiliates the pride of the Arabs, and allegedly puts them in an unequal position. This also applies to our allies among the Druze and Bedouins who serve in the army and shed blood for the Jewish state. They protest against this innovation.

Some Jewish politicians, like Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, also do not agree with such a cancellation. On this occasion, let us recall that the parents of Kahlon arrived in Israel from Libya, and Arabic was their mother language. About half of Israel’s Jews are descendants of refugees from Arab countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon … Based on the population, Israel has every reason to be a member of the Arab League. If we want to establish our relations with neighbors (and we want), then abolishing the state status of the Arabic language does not help the cause.

3.Now, one more remark about the language. Prior to Nakba, the Arabs accounted for almost half of the population in the territory destined for Israel by the UN decision, because the Palestinians won a demographic war in Palestine / the Land of Israel. Thanks to the efforts of the Ottoman Empire, of the British Empire and of local Arabs (Palestinians), Jews were not allowed to Palestine, and even were partially expelled, for example during the Intifada 1936-1939, and then completely destroyed in the Holocaust.

Beginning in February 1948, the Arabs fled (as a rule, on their own initiative) from this territory, where battles for the creation of a Jewish state were already started. In drawing up the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers of Israel, headed by Ben Gurion, proceeded from the assumption that almost half of the population of the new state speaks Arabic.

This means, inter alia, that Ben Gurion did not plan the Nakba, and on the day of the promulgation of the Declaration of Independence he expected the return of refugees. The hired “historian” Ilan Pappe lies, accusing Ben Gurion of the planned “ethnic cleansing” of Palestine from the Arabs.

In fact, just Arab states and a Nazi criminal, and then a British agent, the leader of the Palestinians, Amin al Husseini, planned “ethnic cleansing” from the Jews. They urged the Palestinians to withdraw from the territory of Israel in order to exclude the possibility of peace and to create a pretext for the genocide of Jews.

This British-Arab-Palestinian plan did not work, because the commander of the British forces in Palestine refused to carry out the dirty work of “cleansing” Palestine from the Jews, while the Arabs together with the Palestinians could not overcome the resistance of Jewish self-defense.

But a similar plan just worked in Kosovo. This time, the Islamists were not left to their fate: after the bombing of Serbia and Kosovo, NATO forces returned Kosovo Muslims to their habitats, where they settled about 150 years before the events of the 1990s. The experience of Israel and Palestine was taken into account.

4.The Arab refugees were created and preserved by the Arabs, with the obvious goal: to have a pretext for the destruction of the Jewish state. The last eructation of this policy was the UNRWA, an organization with an apparatus of 30,000 officials who seek to provide themselves with a job for decades by perpetuating the “problem of Arab refugees”. By the way, currently remained alive about 20,000 real Arab refugees, the rest were born after the flight, in the places of their current residence.

But let’s return to the Law of the (titular) nation.

5.Three paragraphs (5,6,7) are directly linked to the Zionist character of the State of Israel, although the word Zionism is absent:

“5 — Ingathering of the exiles

The state will be open for Jewish immigration and the ingathering of exiles

6 — Connection to the Jewish people

  1. The state will strive to ensure the safety of the members of the Jewish people in trouble or in captivity due to the fact of their Jewishness or their citizenship.
  2. The state shall act within the Diaspora to strengthen the affinity between the state and members of the Jewish people.
  3. The state shall act to preserve the cultural, historical and religious heritage of the Jewish people among Jews in the Diaspora.

7 — Jewish settlement

  1. The state views the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation”.

In fact, these three points are the main points in the Law on the Nation. It was worth to accept this law just because of Zionism.

But If the state of Israel is bi-national, then the second nation, the Arabs, have the right to oppose the immigration of Jews, that is, Zionism. However, we cannot agree with neglecting Zionism, for two reasons.

6.First, because Israel is a state of refuge for persecuted Jews around the world. The State of Israel was created precisely for this purpose, therefore Zionism is the basis of Israel’s legitimacy. And it was not accidental that our state was recognized just after the Holocaust. Then the need for a state of asylum for Jews was evident.

Today, the Jewish “post-Zionists” in the West and Israel declared that Jews no longer need a state of refuge. Allegedly, anti-Semitism has disappeared, Jews have joined the society of “hospitable” countries, and in general our common home has become a “world village”, or there arose a united European empire. If so, Israel does not need territory, there was no need to offend the unfortunate Palestinians, depriving them of their land and their homeland. Let eliminate the settlements and leave East Jerusalem, because we are not religious fanatics, why do we need the Temple Mount and some Mount of Olives with its huge cemetery?

According to the “post-Zionists”, Jews never lived in Palestine, because they (the Jews of dispersion) are descendants of noble Aryans, or Khazars (or French, or Spaniards, or Poles, let choose), who accepted Moses’ faith, and now are clever and practical atheists. Therefore they became rich in the USA and in Europe. Let do not prevent them from living a fighting cock and making money.

“By your endless struggle for survival, you (Israel) put us (Jews of the Diaspora) under the blow of anti-Semites. We declare our love for Palestine and condemn Israel for its cruelty in the struggle for survival. Do not be indignant, we betray you to save ourselves. You’re finished, Obama and Europe have surrendered you to Iran, and Trump is a clown, he will be replaced by Democrats, for whom we vote and give them money. So drain the fuel and give up the state while you still can go alive”.

Such is the reasoning of these Jewish “fighters against anti-Semitism”, whom I met at the World Forum “against anti-Semitism”. It turns out that the reason of modern anti-Semitism is Zionism and Israel. To save themselves and their money, our rich relatives betrayed us. Anti-Zionism is excluded from the “struggle against anti-Semitism”, Israelis are given away to be murdered by Palestinian terror or by Iranian nuclear bomb, let pour mud on them, let make blood libel. “Settlers” must be ethnically cleansed from Palestine. We were made scapegoats of the “struggle against anti-Semitism.”

Strangely enough, Jewish and non-Jewish liberals and globalists demand to introduce multi-culturalism, to eliminate nationalism, especially in its Zionist hypostasis, while at the same time encourage Palestinian racism and chauvinism, demand the creation of an ethnically pure state of Palestine. Jewish settlers do not have right to multiculturalism, globalism and human rights.

In addition, we were asked to create privileges (“compensating discrimination”) for Israeli Arabs. In fact, this demand has already been fulfilled. And at the same time, the “liberals” deny human rights to Jews who settled lawfully in Judea and Samaria. This part of the Jews is subjected to collective punishment (sanctions) and ethnic cleansing. Such is the official position of the “liberal” European empire, and such was the position of the democratic administration of Obama. They worked together to prevent the housing for Jewish settlers, and this was a way of ethnic cleansing. If young people have nowhere to dwell, they are forced to leave the land in which they were born and grew up.

7.The actuality, however, is far from what the “post-Zionists” counted for. In response to the deadly “gestures”, both Israeli and the Diaspora Jews received new attacks by Islamists, united with the leftist “liberal” anti-Semites of Europe and of the United States. The Jews of Europe were caught between two fires: while they were campaigning against the European right and against Netanyahu, their leftist “friends” sniffed with Islamists and contribute to the complete Islamization of Europe. One of the consequences of this is the orgy of Islamist anti-Semitism, which does not disguise as enmity toward Israel alone, but beats directly on the Jews of Europe. Wished? Got!

There is no reason to expect that the US development will go differently. BDS, which involves young “advanced” Jews of the US, who hope to make their career on this horse, will inevitably turn against them, the Jews who beat themselves in the chest, how they love the Palestinian people. Lenin dubbed such “prudent” scoundrels “useful idiots.” The radical left (which the liberal Jew Bernie Sanders is trying to lead), the BDS and the Nation of Islam, led by the leader Farrakhan, will show the Jewish liberals what the World Village is. Sooner or later, the American Jews will be forced to make their choice: where to run? So let not spit in Israel, it may come in handy…

8.The second reason that pushes Israel toward Zionism is the typical demographic aggression of Islam. During the years of independence of Israel, the Muslim population has grown 10 times. Today in Israel, the number of Muslims is twice as large as before the Nakba. Immigration of Jews is far from compensating the “natural” growth of the Muslim population. Note that the Christian Arabs and Druze grow at the same speed as the Jews, and this is natural, not all Arabs are aggressors.

Zionism is necessary in order to preserve the Jewish majority in Israel, and not in words, but in deeds. The attitude that the “Russians” met in Israel in the 1990s was a bomb thrown into Zionism. The bomb was thrown by the Israeli “post-Zionists”, headed by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres. Their behavior saw the whole world, and concluded: Israel as a Jewish state came to an end. And the weak fools must be beaten.

Those who cry about the discrimination of the unfortunate Arabs in Israel, try to hide the fact of severe discrimination of Jews in our “Jewish” state. While young Jews give up three years of life (and sometimes life itself) to protecting  of the Jewish state from its numerous enemies, their Muslim peers are educated, get a job, marry and build one more floor in a family house that began as a one-store, and now has reached five floors or more. They can calmly bear and raise children.

Their Jewish peers, leaving the army, are just beginning to solve the problems that Muslim young people at their age have solved. In principle, young Jews cannot solve the problem of housing, parents must help them. The same story occurs with the education, and even during military service, parents are forced to support their soldiers financially, instead of the army. Only after age 30, they have opportunity to create a family and to give birth to children, and even after that, it is necessary to limit the number of children.

Apartments, instead of serving as “farms for breeding people,” devour  the means for these children. As a result, children are not born. Expensive apartments devour primarily Jewish children. Netanyahu called this phenomenon “social Auschwitz.” Does he think that the Law on the Nation will replace cheap housing for young families? I believe, that our state is obliged to take care and lower the prices for housing. Only then the state can be called Jewish. The law on the nation has nothing to do with the solution of the problem.

It is necessary to change not laws but the consciousness of the whole society, and especially the behavior of corrupt “elites”. However, the law is also a means of education, or rather its initial stage. It is also the limit that a democratic society has set for a too “active” non-democratic Supreme Court.

9.I repeatedly suggested recognizing the fact that Israel is a bi-national state. But how can be such a recognition reconciled with Zionism? It’s very simple: let’s recognize Israel as a Zionist state, in which there is a non-Jewish minority. Non-Jews, citizens of Israel, are obliged to recognize the right of the Jewish majority to self-defense, including through Zionism. And take part in the development and protection of this state. That is, serve in the army or perform an alternative “national service”.

OK, those who do not want to fight at all, or to fight against their Muslim “brethren”, must pass a free course of “citizenship” (“ezrahut”), which is taught in school, and then pass the exam and take an oath of allegiance to the State of Israel. Those who refuse to swear will be transferred from the status of citizens to the status of “residents” of Israel, regardless of nationality and religion.

As we know, the status of a “resident” gives its holders all the rights that a citizen has, with two exceptions: “residents” do not serve in the army and do not participate in elections. This is the proper status for those citizens who are hostile to their state. I call on our Arab citizens, who demonstrate solidarity with Gaza, to voluntarily renounce their Israeli citizenship. But hardly there will be volunteers…

Our religious brethren should re-think their position: if they are so lazy to serve in the army and to work, let them voluntarily go “residents”. However, those who gave birth to children may not serve in army, but raise children, this can be equated to military service. Everyone who has children knows that domestic “demographic war” is more difficult and even more honorable than a conventional military service. In this case, the oath is not needed, they have fulfilled their duty.

10.The idea of ​​”citizenship” and the oath of allegiance to the state of Israel should also be extended to all immigrants: illegal immigrants who will be allowed to stay in the country, Palestinians who married Arab citizens of Israel, “zarobitchans” from Ukraine and other countries, Filipinos, athletes etc.

Those who fail to pass the exam or take the oath will be given the status of “residents”. This is quite a good status, it gives all the rights of citizens, but exempts from the obligation to perform military service, to elect or be elected.

11.And now the conclusion: so far we can live with the new law, it is not perfect, but useful.

The law promises “to define the special status of the Arabic language”. It is quite simple: let’s return to Arabic the status of the state language, as the Declaration of Independence stated. But with citizenship, immigration and military service we will have to deal separately. I made my suggestions on this issue.

In the future, Israel should be explicitly proclaimed a Zionist state in which two people live, and all citizens must agree with Zionism and with the role of Israel as a state of refuge for Jews. This is not only the right of the Jews, but also the duty of all citizens, regardless of their nationality and religion. Those who do not agree have the right to change their status from “citizen” to “resident”.

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  1. AaronAaron (Post author)

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