PM Cameron on Israel’s removal of national rights from Israeli citizens who are not Jews

During Prime Minister’s Questions today (26.11.14) MP Gerald Kaufman asked the PM to condemn the new Israeli government bill which:

  • removes what are defined as national rights from all Israeli citizens who are not Jews,
  • and makes Hebrew the only national language.

Gerald Kaufman added that the bill has been denounced by the Israeli attorney general as causing a deterioration in the democratic character of the state.

David Cameron’s reply – from the Planet Zog:

david cameron on israel

“One of the reasons I’m such a strong supporter of Israel is that it is a country that has given rights and democracy to its people and it’s very important that that continues.

“When you look across the region and you look at those indexes of freedom you see that Israel is one of the few countries that ticks the boxes in terms of freedom and it’s very important it continues to do so.”

How can he say that !

Endnote:

While addressing a conference in Eilat, Reuven Rivlin, Israel’s president, publicly, and vehemently, opposed the Nation-State Law advanced this week by Israel’s Cabinet, which seeks to enshrine Israel’s Jewish character in law. Read his words here.

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Posted on November 26, 2014, in Government, Lobbying and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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