A government resolution to assert “Zionist values” over all matters of government policy and in particular those relating to the settlement enterprise — as well as handing benefits to those who perform military service — is scheduled to be brought to a vote in Sunday’s cabinet meeting, despite expected international criticism and the attorney general’s likely opposition.
The resolution, advanced by Negev, Galilee and National Resilience Minister Yitzhak Wasserlauf of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, bases the Zionist values it seeks to promote on those expressed in the controversial Basic Law: Nation-State of the Jewish People, which caused an outrage among the country’s minorities when it passed in 2018.
That law asserts that only the Jewish people have the right to national self-determination in the State of Israel, and sees “the development of Jewish settlement” as a national value which it will encourage and advance.
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