Does anything in this law force separation between Jews and anyone else? Does it outlaw anything?
The supposed 'banning' of Arabic:
4 — Language
A. The state’s language is Hebrew.
B. The Arabic language has a special status in the state; Regulating the use of Arabic in state institutions or by them will be set in law.
C. This clause does not harm the status given to the Arabic language before this law came into effect.
There was a clause that would have been borderline apartheid in that it allowed town councils to restrict who could move in, but that clause was removed and is not in the final version. What was actually passed is pretty much nothing that isn't already law. The only real purpose was to make the Israeli Supreme Court give more weight to Jewish issues in its decisions by making what was already law have status closer to that of a constitution.Last edited by h2ohno - on 20 July 2018