The Israeli Knesset voted to ratify a national law legislating racist practices against non-Jews, depriving them of rights in a democratic manner instead of the conventional erratic approach it has taken since the country was founded.
A Knesset spokesperson, Khanos Bakhaim, said that Israel has once again proven that it is a country of law and institutions, “we are not like other Middle Eastern democracies that practice deportation of minorities, killing, racism, and crimes without legalizing their actions in parliament beforehand.”
Khanos said that Israel allots special importance to its non-Jewish citizens, “we monitor their complaints about discrimination in the housing market, as well as protests of inequality in sectors such as education, health, and labor, not to mention their allegations of assaults by fanatic settler communities. All these oversteps have brought about the necessity for the current law, making it unattractive for non-Jewish citizens to resist lest they want to be considered outlaws.”
But Khanos insisted that despite the laws now being in place, they can still disregard them if necessary or if a whim just came to them “laws are made to be broken. Break the law with those menials and we promise to discuss your lawbreaking seriously in our democratic institutions, like the parliament, the elected government and our impartial courts, to understand your racist needs and bestow upon you the legal façade you deserve.