Saudi Arabia rejects and denounces the ‘Jewish Nation-State’ law

A senior source in the Saudi foreign ministry said the controversial new Israeli law was contrary to the provisions of international law. (Supplied)

Saudi Arabia expressed its rejection and denounced the controversial new law “The Jewish Nation-State” passed by the Israeli Knesset on Thursday.

A senior source in the Saudi foreign ministry said that this is contrary to the provisions of international law, the principles of international legitimacy, the principles of human rights, and it would disrupt international efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as reported by Saudi press Agency, SPA.

The source called upon the international community to assume its responsibilities and to confront this law or any Israeli attempts aimed at perpetuating racial discrimination against the Palestinian people and obliterating their national identity and undermining their legitimate rights.

The law which was passed in a heated debate on Thursday with 62 lawmakers voting in favor out of 120, is dedicated to what Arab lawmakers in the Knesset described, as a foundation for an apartheid system.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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