Jewish Voice for Peace : Apartheid in Israel was just made official and it’s devastating.
Israel just passed the Nation-State law that says only Jewish people have the right to self-determination and demotes Arabic from an official language to « special status. »
This is a horrific, racist, and discriminatory move to punish and rob Palestinians of their most basic rights and freedoms!
And as a Jew and a rabbi, this action runs counter to the Judaism that I love. I unequivocally stand with Palestinians and 100% reject Israel’s official policy of apartheid — join me:
The Nation-State bill that Israel passed today cements Israel as an apartheid state — from the West Bank to Gaza to Jerusalem to Haifa.
Palestinians, no matter where they live, are controlled by an Israeli government and military that robs them of basic rights and freedoms.
I envision a future where all who live in Israel/Palestine enjoy the same rights and freedoms. And I’m inviting you to invest in that vision with me.
Today we once and for all put to bed the illusion of Israel as a democracy — and now the work continues to make it so.
Rabbi Alissa Wise