ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

Thousands Protest Nation-state Bill Sanctioning Segregated Housing

07/15/2018 | Times of Israel

Thousands of protesters marched through Tel Aviv on Saturday night demonstrating against the controversial nation-state bill, which sanctions housing discrimination as part of a series of measures aimed at enshrining Israel’s Jewish character in law. The protest, which was organized by a wide alliance of opposition parties, progressive Jewish groups, LGBT activists and left-wing NGOs, numbered some 2,500 people, and called on the government to scrap not only the clause on separate communities but the entire proposal. Politicians, legal advisers and others have warned that clause 7B in the so-called Jewish State bill is discriminatory and could cast a dark shadow over Israel in the international arena.


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