With Zionism There is No Discrimination

In honor of Israel’s 75th birthday and Herzl Day, which will take place next week, the government will debate a historic resolution making Zionism the guiding and decisive value in all government actions.

The move has already been met with outrage by the former interim prime minister and opposition leader MK Yair Lapid.

The resolution, titled, “Zionism as Guiding Value in Government Activities,” calls to “order government ministries and all of the government’s arms that Zionist values as they are expressed in the Basic Law: Israel Is the Nation-State of the Jewish People, will henceforth be the guiding and determining values in shaping the policy of public administration, interior and foreign policy, legislation and action of the government and all its components and institutions, both at the phase of devising public policy as well as the phase of integrating and carrying out the same public policy, without diminishing the principles anchored in the Basic Laws.

The Zionist values that guide the Jewish State are also spelled out in relatively easy English:

“The State Of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice, and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education, and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”

Before he goes on another rant, Lapid obviously needs to read more carefully or get a pair of eye glasses.

Lapid Condemns as Racist Bill Saying Zionist Values Should Guide Legislation, by David Israel/Jewish Press, April 27, 2023



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