Iran condemns racist law approved by Knesset

July 21, 2018 - 21:25

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday condemned the Israeli Knesset for passing the racist Jewish nation-state bill.

The Knesset adopted a bill on Thursday that declares the occupier of the Palestinian lands as “the nation-state of the Jewish people.”

According to Press TV, the law prioritizes “Jewish” values over democratic ones in the occupied territories, declares Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel, allows Jewish-only communities, sets Hebrew as the official language of Israel and relegates Arabic from an official language to one with “special status.”

Qassemi said, “The illegitimate and racist Zionist regime has been formed by occupying Palestine and mass killing the actual owners of that territory and the recent action of this regime’s parliament reveals the racist nature and approach of this regime in the past 70 years.”

However, he said, “Apartheid in occupied Palestine will be eradicated by the Palestinian nation’s resistance and endeavor.” 

“The United States’ all-out support for the Zionist regime and the Trump administration’s move to relocate his country’s embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds as well as efforts by certain Arab countries to normalize their relations with the usurpers of Palestinian territories and failure to bring this regime to justice for violating international rules and regulations and killing oppressed Palestinian people on a daily basis have emboldened them to press ahead with their policy of Judaizing Palestine and ethnic cleansing, which will undoubtedly lead to further instability and insecurity in the region,” the Foreign Ministry website quoted Qassemi as saying.


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