The Palestine Scholars Association has said that Israel declared the beginning of its demise when its Knesset enacted the so-called Jewish nation-state law.
“In addition to its previous crimes which include killings, genocide and ethnic cleansing, [this law] is considered the biggest crime this illegitimate state have committed over the past decades,” the association said in a statement.
The association affirmed that Israel took such step when its leaders realized that there were an American cover, European and Arab connivance, and international neglect as well as the Palestinian Authority’s security coordination with it.
It also said that this law unveiled “the true black face of the Israeli occupation state, stressing that neither this law nor other decisions “would force the Palestinian people to waive the Islamic identity of Palestine.”
“This despicable declaration must provide an incentive for all people of Palestine at home and abroad, especially in the 1948 occupied Palestine, to announce all-out civil disobedience in all institutions and sections of this racist and detestable state, which is widely hated around the world,” the association urged.
The association also called on all religious institutions in the Arab and Muslim worlds, especially al-Azhar al-Sharif and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to assume their responsibilities in this regard and urge all concerned governments to confront this dangerous racist law.
Last Thursday, the Knesset passed a racist bill that officially defines Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people and asserts that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country (the 1948 occupied Palestinian territory).
This bill, which became a law, stipulates that “Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it”.
The racist law also includes clauses stating that a “united Jerusalem” is the capital of Israel and that Hebrew is the country’s official language.
Another clause says that “the state sees the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation.”
The bill also strips Arabic of its designation as an official language alongside Hebrew, downgrading it to a “special status” that allows its continued use within Israeli institutions.