Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat also tweeted, “Those who truly want to be a part of the State of Israel do not call for its destruction while waving Palestinian flags at the city square.”
אין עדות טובה יותר לנחיצותו של חוק הלאום. אנו נמשיך להניף את דגל ישראל בגאון ולשיר את התקווה בגאווה גדולה pic.twitter.com/thVUDJ4PDh— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) August 11, 2018
A group of supporters of the far-left Arab movement Balad had been filmed chanting, “With spirit and blood we will free Palestine.”Likud MK Oren Hazan took advantage of the opportunity to advance his plea to Netanyahu to endorse him as a candidate for the Tel Aviv mayoral race.“All day long they fought in the Tel Aviv municipality to distance themselves from the picture that was circulated on Facebook, in which the municipality building is lit by the flag of terror,” Hazan wrote. “But the whole square was full of terror flags last night, singing songs to kill the Jews and pearls of wisdom of ‘With blood and fire we will expel the Jews,’ that’s fine ... All in all makes sense. It’s clear to you that if I’m mayor all this will not happen!”The Jewish Nation-State Law’s language cements a right to self-determination in Israel for the Jewish people, and addresses this in regard to language, flag, state symbols, holidays and the status of the Jewish Diaspora.The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee argues that sections of the law constitute “the denial of the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, the violation of the Arabic language and the Arab population’s right to equality as a national minority with collective, cultural linguistic and religious rights.” Tamar Ben-Ozer contributed to this report.
מי שמבקש באמת להיות חלק ממדינת ישראל, לא קורא להשמדתה תוך שהוא מניף את דגלי פלסטין בכיכר העיר. https://t.co/oiEItwutn6— ניר ברקת (@NirBarkatHebrew) August 11, 2018