Ibn Khaldun and the Nation-State Law

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israeli Jewish leftists and Israel’s Arab politicians have been the major detractors of the newly passed “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People.” Ibn Khaldun’s concept of “asabiyya” (collective esprit de corps) must be marshalled to protect Israel from its enemies and to rein in Israel’s unrealistic “liberals.”

Numerous detractors have expressed criticism of the new basic law passed by the Knesset entitled “Israel: the Nation-State of the Jewish People.” The most important of these detractors are leftist Jewish Israelis and the political parties that represent them (the Zionist Union and Meretz), as well as the Arab Joint List, and voices within the Druze community.

Ironically, it was the renowned 14th century Arab Muslim thinker and historian Ibn Khaldun who explained why a law defining the nation-ness of the state is necessary (as opposed to laws defining the principles and internal workings of the state, such as the principle of equality among citizens as individuals).

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