Human rights groups petition to overthrow ‘Nakba Law’

The Nakba Law bars public funding of entities that ‘undermine the foundations of the state’, and will allow the finance minister to fine anyone who marks Israeli Independence Day as a day of mourning.

Adalah, a legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel and the Association for Human Rights in Israel submitted a petition to the High Court Wednesday to overturn a law barring public funding of entities that “undermine the foundations of the state and contradict its values”.

The law, referred to as the “Nakba Law,” is specifically directed at Israel’s independence day, when some Israeli-Arabs mourn their Arab ancestors who were expelled from their homes. Read more

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