#ZOA: Those attacking the Nation-State Law “are attacking the very idea of the Jewish State”

ZOA Praises Israel for Passing Law Declaring Israel is a Jewish State
by Morton A. Klein and Elizabeth Berney, Esq.
July 20, 2018

…There have already been nonsensical, frightened left-wing, even anti-Semitic complaints. ZOA is compelled to point out that 83 countries have official established or preferred religions; 136 nations incorporate a religion into their national anthems; and 64 nations incorporate religious symbols into their national flags. This is historically how numerous nations operate and identify. Yet no one complains about any of these Muslim or Christian or other religion identifying countries’ establishment laws, anthems or flags. READ MORE

ABU YEHUDA Why They hate the Nation-State Law The Europeans and American Reform Jews have always been uncomfortable with the idea of a Jewish state. They dislike nationalism and conflate it with racism. But Zionism was born as a reaction to European racist Jew-hatred, and is the only answer to it (and, it turns out, to Muslim Jew-hatred as well).

THE HILL J Street can’t stand that Israel is a Jewish and democratic state On the day of its passage, J Street tweeted that the bill “was born in sin.” The so-called “progressive” lobbying group would go on to claim that “its only purpose is to send a message to the Arab community, the LGBT community and other minorities in Israel, that they are not and never will be equal citizens.”

PEW RESEARCH FORUM Many Countries Favor Specific Religions, Officially or UnofficiallyMore than 80 countries favor a specific religion, either as an official, government-endorsed religion or by affording one religion preferential treatment over other faiths, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data…Islam is the most common government-endorsed faith, with 27 countries (including most in the Middle East-North Africa region) officially enshrining Islam as their state religion.

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