Loyalty to Freedom of Expression

May 31, 2009 at 15:41 Leave a comment

The Ministerial Legislative Committee may be far from perfect, but at least it doesn’t get it wrong every single time. Today, the Committee voted against David Rotem’s (Israel Beiteinu) so-called “loyalty law”, which would have made Israeli citizenship dependent on the citizen declaring his or her “loyalty to the state of Israel as the homeland for the Jews”.

According to news reports, only ministers from Israel Beiteinu voted in favor of the proposed bill, whereas their colleagues from Likud, Labor, Shas and even Habayit Hayehudi voted against.

Kudos to them.

Mr. Rotem can still bring his bill to the Knesset as a private initiative, but the chances of him getting it through parliament without the support of the government are — thankfully — slim.

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