Jewish State Law Will Only Harm Netanyahu

Netanyahu should take a lesson from Menachem Begin, whose insistence on passing the Basic Law on Jerusalem only harmed the very thing he sought to protect.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is right: Israel is the state of the Jewish nation. Everybody knows that – the Jews in Israel, Arab Israelis, the Palestinians, world Jewry, the countries of the world – irrespective of their opinion about the government’s policies. For that reason, there is no need for further legislation. It would only do harm.