Some of the people who now criticize the law were for it only a few years ago.
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.
In its definition of the nation, it follows a pattern common in the founding documents of many countries, including other advanced democracies.
The controversial new law has been reviled as “an assassination of democracy” and a subversion of the founding principles of the Jewish state. It’s neither.