I can’t believe that Israel’s revised Nationality Law has made Hebrew the official language of Israel. That’s almost as bad as wanting to make English the official language of the United States. What a shanda! Just because Arabic (as well as English and Russian) wasn’t widely spoken there prior to 1948, that’s no excuse to give it secondary status. After all, Arabic, English, and Russian are all on the back of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream containers in Israeli supermarkets. Now, Palestinians and Arab nations might start to think that Israel prefers to have Jews immigrate and live
Americans are outraged that the Russians interfered with the U.S. elections in 2016 — although the interference had no effect on the outcome of votes. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s blatant attempted interference in Pres. Barack Obama’s election during his term of office also had no effect, yet why weren’t Americans outraged at his actions?
Jews and non-Jews have a right to be upset about many laws and policies implemented in other countries with which they disagree. But being upset does not give them the right to try and impose their views on the citizens and duly elected legislators of those countries.
If you want to protest the revised Nationality Law, then move to Israel. On the other hand, like the protagonist in “Midnight Express” who was put in prison for smoking hashish in Turkey, Americans would be subject to Israeli practices that differ from those in New Jersey.
Support Israel by letting the Knesset run its own country. Otherwise, don’t complain about Russia trying to run ours.
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