Netanyahu said about calling the existence of Israel

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in photobacteria Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Archival photoNetanyahu said about calling the existence of Israel© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the Saturday rally with the participation of the Arabs in the heart of tel Aviv «unambiguous evidence» of the need for a law on the Jewish character of the state.

Politicians from the right wing was outraged by the abundance of Palestinian flags in the hands of the demonstrators, who were protesting against constitutional innovations, which declared the Jews the only one who has the right to national self-determination within Israel.

«Yesterday, we received unequivocal evidence of the call to existence of the state of Israel and the necessity of the Law on the national character of the state. We saw the flags of the PLO (the Palestine liberation Organization — ed.) in the heart of tel Aviv. In the heart of tel Aviv! We heard the slogan in Arabic: «Blood and fire we will clean Palestine» — Netanyahu said at a government meeting.

Arabs make up almost 21% of the nearly 9 million Israelis. Formally, they are equal to the Jewish majority personal rights, including suffrage, but often complain of actual discrimination. Many are fighting not only for improving their own status in Israeli society, but also defend the rights of compatriots in the occupied territories. To return to their homes expect the millions scattered around the world of Palestinians over the years who have fled from the territory of modern Israel.

«Many of the demonstrators want to cancel the Law of return, they want to abolish the national anthem, roll our flag to wipe Israel as the national state of the Jewish people and turn it, like some speakers, Israeli and Palestinian state or «state of all citizens», according to other speakers,» he described Netanyahu took place on the eve in the square at the city hall of tel Aviv.

«Now clearer than before that the Law on the national character of the state is essential. It is needed to ensure the future of the state of Israel as the national state of the Jewish people. We passed this law, we shall preserve it», — he said.

Critics of the new law, including not only national minorities, but also of Jewish opposition party, center-left, see him as a threat of racism, discrimination along ethnic and religious lines and undermine the democratic foundations.

Supporters of the new law, headed by Netanyahu mind that the equality of the personal rights of all citizens are guaranteed a multitude of other regulations, including those of a constitutional nature.

«Israel – a Jewish and democratic state. The personal rights of citizens are fully protected in Basic laws and other laws,» — said the Prime Minister.

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