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Turkey slams Israel's 'Jewish nation-state' law

July 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Israel disregards int’l law by approving construction of 792 new housing units in illegal settlements in East Jerusalem.

Turkey on Thursday slammed a new Jewish nation-state law passed by Israel’s Knesset, saying it “disregards” norms of universal law.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said: “The Jewish nation-state law passed by the Israeli parliament today disregards norms of universal law and ignores the rights of Palestinians.”

The statement came after Israel’s Knesset on Thursday passed a law which declares the country to be “the nation-state of the Jewish people”.

The ministry also condemned the law — describing the right to self-determination in Israel as only belonging to Jewish people — as “antiquated” and “discriminatory.”

The statement called on the international community to take a stand against the law, meant to end the vision of a two-state solution.

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