Two key ministers have called for changes to a deeply disputed law that, after a backlash and judicial challenge by the Druze minority, makes Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.
The Opponents Called the Law "Racist" No mention of equality and Israel's democratic nature, meaning that the country's Jewish nature comes first.
Community leaders have filed a lawsuit against the bill after they was adopted on the 19th of July in the middle of the night. It becomes part of the so-called basic laws of Israel, a de facto constitution.
On Thursday Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon called for changes regarding Druse's concerns and said the bill had been passed "in a hurry".
"The last thing we want is to harm the Druze community," said Kahlon, whose Kulanu party I'm "the second-largest in the coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu," Army Radio said.
His comments followed on Wednesday by Minister of Education Naftali Bennett of the religious-nationalist Jewish Home Party
Bennett, a prominent lawyer for the English: www.mjfriendship.com/en/index.php?…0&ht=4&key=1. German: www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…80&Itemid=58 The law says he has now realized that harm has been done, adding that the Druze are "our brothers standing shoulder to shoulder with us on the battlefield"
"We, the Government of Israel, have the responsibility to find a way to heal the divide, "he said.
Drusen legislators Netanyahu, Kahlon and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman were expected to speak later on Thursday.
Druze leaders plan a demonstration against the law in the center of Tel Aviv 4 in August
The Druze are an offshoot of Shiite Islam. Officials say there are 110,000 of them in northern Israel and another 20,000 in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Legislation makes Hebrew the national language of the country and defines the founding of Jewish communities as being in the national interest.
Arabic, which was once considered an official language, received only a special status.
Arab Israelis have also denounced the law by saying that it promotes discrimination and racism.
Arab citizens make up 17.5 percent of Israel's more than eight million inhabitants. 19659017] Israelis see fireworks display Jerusalem on April 18, 2018, at the beginning of the Independence Day celebrations