Monday, 25 March 2019

Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro on Israel's Jewish Nation State Law

If Sajid David can remove Shamima Begum’s citizenship because she was potentially a citizen of Bangladesh he could do the same with British Jews who are potentially Israeli citizens

This is an excellent short video by Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro on the implications of the Jewish Nation State Law.
Because Israel calls itself the nation state of Jews, all Jews wherever they live, instead of its own inhabitants, Jewish and non-Jewish, it is inevitable that when people react against the actions of Israel they blame all Jews.
That is the irony of the notorious International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance misdefinition of anti-Semitism which states that ‘Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel’ is an example of anti-Semitism whilst another illustration says that ‘Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.’ Is also anti-Semitic. In other words Israel is the national embodiment of the Jewish people.
Implications of Sajid David’s Removal of Citizenship from Shamima Begum
When Sajid David removed Shamima Begum’s citizenship it was on the grounds that she was potentially a citizen of Bangladesh by virtue of her parents. Not that she was already a citizen.
Given that because of Israel’s Law of Return and the Jewish Nation State Law all Jews are potentially Israeli citizens, this precedent is worrying because it could allow an anti-Semitic regime in Britain in the future to remove the citizenship of British Jews or some of them.

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