JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid.That is democracy. Democracy means following the wishes of the majority, not the minority.
The "nation-state" law, backed by the right-wing government, passed by a vote of 62-55 and two abstentions in the 120-member parliament after months of political argument. Some Arab lawmakers shouted and ripped up papers after the vote.
"This is a defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset after the vote. ...
"I announce with shock and sorrow the death of democracy," Ahmed Tibi, an Arab lawmaker, told reporters.
Netanyahu has defended the law. "We will keep ensuring civil rights in Israel's democracy but the majority also has rights and the majority decides," he said last week.
"An absolute majority wants to ensure our state's Jewish character for generations to come."
Every great nation was founded on ethnic identity, including the USA. Except for white Christians, nearly all ethnic groups vote according to their ethnic identification. Blacks vote with blacks, Mexicans with Mexicans, Jews with Jews, Arabs with Arabs, etc. Those Israeli Arabs are only complaining because they are in the minority.
Ron Unz explains how he changed his views about Israel:
To put it bluntly, Jews have divine souls and goyim do not, being merely beasts in the shape of men. Indeed, the primary reason for the existence of non-Jews is to serve as the slaves of Jews, with some very high-ranking rabbis occasionally stating this well-known fact. In 2010, Israel’s top Sephardic rabbi used his weekly sermon to declare that the only reason for the existence of non-Jews is to serve Jews and do work for them. The enslavement or extermination of all non-Jews seems an ultimate implied goal of the religion. ...He goes on to say other surprising things about Jewish history. I cannot confirm any of it, but discussion is not allowed, so draw your own conclusions.
And while religious Judaism has a decidedly negative view towards all non-Jews, Christianity in particular is regarded as a total abomination, which must be wiped from the face of the earth.
Whereas pious Muslims consider Jesus the holy prophet of God and Muhammed’s immediate predecessor, according to the Jewish Talmud, Jesus is perhaps the vilest being who ever lived, condemned to spend eternity in the bottommost pit of Hell, immersed in a boiling vat of excrement. Religious Jews regard the Muslim Quran as just another book, though a totally mistaken one, but the Christian Bible represents purest evil, and if circumstances permit, burning Bibles is a very praiseworthy act. Pious Jews are also enjoined to always spit three times at any cross or church they encounter, and direct a curse at all Christian cemeteries. Indeed, many deeply religious Jews utter a prayer each and every day for the immediate extermination of all Christians. ...
If the Gentile population became aware of these Jewish religious beliefs and the behaviors they promote, major problems for Jews might develop, so an elaborate methodology of subterfuge, concealment, and dissimulation has come into being over the many centuries to minimize this possibility, especially including the mistranslation of sacred texts or the complete exclusion of crucial sections. Meanwhile, the traditional penalty for any Jew who “informs” to the authorities on any matter regarding the Jewish community has always been death, often preceded by hideous torture.
You are considered anti-Semitic if you say things about Jews, but Jewish newspapers regularly print weird and unsubstantiated allegations against Christians. Today's NY Times alleges:
But James’ allegations — that he was repeatedly sexually abused as a minor — are the most explosive yet to be leveled against the cardinal, who is now 88 and living in seclusion in the Washington, D.C., area. On Monday, James filed a police report detailing his accusations against the cardinal with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia, where he lives. ...So James claims to have had a homosexual affair with a priest that ended when the accuser, at age 31, attempted to extort money in 1989. James was upset that the affair ended.
The last time he visited Archbishop McCarrick, in 1989, he asked for money, he said; McCarrick refused, and never called him again. By then, James was 31.
Instead of feeling relief, James said, he spiraled downward. “I am done,” he said. “He has thrown me away.”
His marriage fell apart, and in 1991, he said, he attempted suicide. He landed in detox and has been sober since, he said.
Why does he tell his story now? According to the article, he just learned that he could possibly sue the Church for millions of dollars.
The article smears the poor 88yo priest, but refuses to give James' last name. There is no corroboration for any of the accusations, and there is not likely to be as they go back 45 years. I think that James made up this story in order to extort money from the Church, and the NY Times prints it in order to falsely smear Christians.