Liberman calls for Nation-State law to be changed for Druze community

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Liberman calls for Nation-State law to be changed for Druze community
Druze activists and leaders welcomed the call to change the Nation-State Law.
By TZVI JOFFRE
Published: MAY 15, 2022

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman called on fellow lawmakers to support a change to the Nation-State Law and to establish Israel’s Declaration of Independence as a Basic Law to ensure equality for Druze and other minority groups after the name of the Druze IDF soldier who fell in a covert operation in Gaza three and a half years ago was released on Sunday. “There is a clear contradiction between the Nation-State Law in its current version and all the words of praise for the hero of Israel, the late Lt.-Col. Mahmoud Kheir al-Din, and many other good people who fell while serving the state,” said Liberman on Sunday.

“This is an opportunity to amend the Nation-State Law and establish the Declaration of Independence as a Basic Law,” the finance minister said. “I call on both the opposition and the coalition to recalculate the path and instead of settling for words like ‘brothers in arms’ to Druze society, to do what is necessary.” Lt.-Col. Mahmoud Kheir al-Din, from the Druze town of Hurfeish in the North, was killed by friendly fire during a firefight with Hamas gunmen while carrying out a lengthy special operation in the Gaza Strip on November 11, 2018.

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