The screaming directed at Israel for its determination to define itself as a Jewish nation comes from all the usual places, the Arabs and their sycophants.
The Elder is absolutely correct in his assessment on the Arabs’ duplicitous, and disingenuous propaganda, chastizing Jews for wanting to describe their state in their manner, while the Arabs, and to a lesser extent nowadays in post-Christian Europe, have no problem in defining who they themselves are, and take great pride in it. It’s just the Jews who aren’t able to define themselves, that would be racist.
NOTE: It’s traditional anti-Semitism, everyone else in the world are free to exert their national aspirations and define their movements and/or states, except of course the Jews. This is how the Jew has been treated as a minority socially, ethnically, religiously, politically and financially for thousands of years.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Arab: The “Jewish State ” kerfuffle
Arabs have been unanimous in rejecting the idea of Israel being a “Jewish state.” Their reasons are that, by definition, a Jewish state would be discriminatory against Arabs and Muslims.
If you define “Jewish” in purely religious terms, that would mean that any state that defines itself as “Islamic” is, by definition, equally guilty of this discrimination. If you define “Jewish” in ethnic or national terms, then any state that defines itself as “Arab” would be equally guilty of the racism that Israel is being accused of.
Time to check out the official hypocrisy of Israel’s critics, and note the deafening silence towards this supposed Arab and Islamic racism – by their definition.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an independent sovereign Arab State. It is indivisible and inalienable and no part of it may be ceded. The people of Jordan form a part of the Arab Nation, and its system of government is parliamentary with a hereditary monarchy.
Islam is the religion of the State and Arabic is its official language.