FT.com / Middle East / Politics & Society - Draft bill by Israel to ban Nakba is attacked

FT.com / Middle East / Politics & Society - Draft bill by Israel to ban Nakba is attacked
Bill would ban Nakba commemoration, more: "According to the draft proposal, anyone applying for an Israeli passport or ID card would have to commit to be “faithful” to Israel as a Jewish and Zionist state – a pledge that many Israeli Palestinians say they will refuse to make. Yisrael Beiteinu’s drive to deliver on its campaign slogan – “no loyalty, no citizenship” – has also exposed a rift within the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister. Several ministers from the centre-left Labour party, another member of the coalition, said they opposed the Nakba Day proposal."