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Arab civil society groups rip High Court for not nixing ‘racist’ nation-state law

Arab Israeli civil society organizations criticize the High Court decision not to strike down the quasi-constitutional nation-state law.

“It has now been conclusively proven that the High Court does not protect Palestinians from laws that are among the most racist in the world since World War II and the fall of the apartheid regime in South Africa,” says Adalah, a prominent Arab legal rights group, whose attorneys presented one of 15 petitions against the law.

The Abraham Initiatives, a nonprofit that works to advance Jewish-Arab partnership, calls for the Knesset to repeal the law.

“The ruling does not change the racist and discriminatory nature of the nation-state law, which establishes Arab citizens of Israel as second-class citizens,” the nonprofit says.

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