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Turkey denounces Israel‘s “Jewish nation-state” law

 

ANKARA, July 19, 2018 (WAFA) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday condemned the new Jewish nation-state law passed by Israel‘s Knesset, saying it “disregards” norms of universal law.

“The Jewish nation-state law passed by the Israeli parliament today disregards norms of universal law and ignores the rights of Palestinians,” the ministry said in a statement.

The statement came after the Knesset passed a law declaring the country as “the nation-state of the Jewish people”.

The ministry also condemned the law – which describes the right to self-determination in Israel as only belonging to Jewish people – as “antiquated” and “discriminatory.”

Turkey called on the international community to take a stand against the law and said such a law would end the vision of a two-state solution.

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