Here's Why So Many Are Outraged by Israel's Nation-State Law

The text of the law’s main article embodies the essence of Zionism and the state of Israel. Not so, the context envisioned by the law’s promoters.

Members of the Israeli Druze community and their supporters protest against the new nation-state law in Tel Aviv. JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images.

Members of the Israeli Druze community and their supporters protest against the new nation-state law in Tel Aviv. JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images.

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Oct. 29 2018
About the authors

Einat Wilf, a former Labor member of Knesset, is the author most recently of Telling Our Story and The War of Return (Hebrew, with Adi Schwartz).

Shany Mor is an associate fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. He formerly served as a director for foreign policy at Israel’s National Security Council.


“Why all the outrage over Israel’s nation-state law?,” ask, innocently, Moshe Koppel and Eugene Kontorovich in Mosaic.

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