Big Israeli Druze anti-discrimination demonstration

This 4 August 2018 video says about itself:

Around 90,000 people, mainly from the Druze minority, gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday, to demonstrate against the new Jewish nation-state law.

This law states that Israel is the national home of the Jewish people and that [only the] Jewish people have a right to exercise national self-determination in Israel. The bill prompted particular outrage from the Druze community, who serve in the Israeli military.

“We feel we’ve been betrayed by the government led by Benjamin Netanyahu“, one protester said. “We will not be second-class citizen in the Jewish republic. We will make sure that democracy will remain in this country”, he added.

Druze speak Arabic, which in the new law loses its national language status.

‘We Need Equality’: Tens of Thousands Attend Druze Rally Against Nation-state Law. ‘Despite our unreserved loyalty, Israel doesn’t see us as equals’, Druze leader tells mass Tel Aviv protest. Right-wing activists spread fake correspondence on deal between Druze leaders and Labor party: here.

The demonstration was reported to be around 150,000 strong, making it the largest-ever Druze rally. Dozens of protesters also demonstrated outside Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s house in the northern city of Haifa: here.

2 Major Funders Of Israel Join Growing Criticism Of New Nation-State Law. August 5, 2018 By JTA.

Jared Kushner, [USA] President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, has reportedly pressured Jordan to strip the refugee status of more than two million registered Palestinians living in the country: here.

MORE than 100,000 Arabs and Jews demonstrated in a show of unity against the recently passed “racist” nation state law in Tel Aviv on Saturday, the second large protest in eight days. Protesters waved Israeli and Palestinian flags demanding the resignation of Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu as the crowds called for the “fascist laws” to be scrapped saying: “We are all brothers. Jews and Arabs refuse to be divided”: here.

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