Israel's "Jewish Nation State" Act: Two Intellectuals Oppose in Le Figaro

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Loi sur «l'État-nation juif» d'Israël : deux intellectuels s'opposent dans Le Figaro
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OPINIONS - While the controversial law passed by Israeli MPs continues to divide society, Le Figaro gives the floor to Ofer Bronchtein, president of the International Forum for Peace, fiercely opposed to this law, and to Emmanuel Navon, one of its designers, who defends it.

In July, Knesset MPs passed the law
the so-called "nation-state," which defines Israel as "the nation-state of the people
where the Jewish people "apply their natural, cultural,
religious, historical as well as his right to self-determination ".For three weeks, protests continue in Israeli society. The Druze, a minority loyal to the Israeli state, mobilise themselves,
and fifty deputies convened a special session at
Parliament. We give the floor to Ofer Bronchtein, President of the Forum
for peace, fiercely opposed to this law, and to
Emmanuel Navon, one of its designers, who defends her.

Emmanuel Navon: "Yes, Israel is a nation-state"

The
geopolitologist, member of Forum Kohelet, the think-tank that designed and
promoted the law Israel: Nation-State, defends a measure which, according to him, did not
nothing discriminating.

"The Israel law: Nation-state,
recently voted by the Knesset, sparked controversy both in Israel
only around the world. In France, criticism is both virulent and
consensual. Samy Cohen called the new law "regression"
democratic "in Le Monde; René Backmann decreed in Mediapartque
this law makes Israel a "nationalist, segregationist,
racist, and community ". I challenge these interpretations and these
judgments. "(...)

»Read his published column in Le Figaro

Ofer Bronchtein: "This law is contrary to the values ​​of the founding fathers of Israel"

For
the President of the International Peace Forum and former advisor
from Yitzhak Rabin, this law is useless and dangerous. It must be according to him
to redefine 21st century Zionism.

"This law was not
not necessary because Israel's declaration of independence is already proclaiming
that Israel is "the national home of the Jewish people", while asserting that
all minorities have equal rights. It is dangerous, in
a context of increased tensions with the Palestinians. She comes
exacerbate divisions. 20% of the country's citizens who are of language and
of Arab culture, who already felt second-class citizens,
today feel third-class citizens. Even the
the Druze community, who swore allegiance to Zionism and paid his
this fidelity by serving in the army, now feels
left-nots. We are pushing the last Muslims
faithful to Israel in the arms of the extremists. "(...)

»Read his interview with Le Figaro


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