ARTICLE 1I bet there was not a single op-ed that called this document "racist" when it was adopted in 2003.
Palestine is part of the large Arab World, and the Palestinian people are part of the Arab Nation. Arab Unity is an objective which the Palestinian People shall work to achieve.
The Palestinian People are the source of all power, which shall be exercised through the legislative, executive, and judicial authorities, based on the principle of separation of powers, and in the manner set forth in this Basic Law.
Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine.
Islam is the official religion in Palestine. Respect and sanctity of all other heavenly religions shall be maintained.
The principles of Islamic Shari’a shall be the main source of legislation.
Arabic shall be the official language.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The Palestinian constitution says Palestine is Islamic and Arab, Jerusalem its capital, Arabic its official language. No one cares.
As the world freaks out over Israel calling itself a Jewish state, stating Hebrew is the official language, declaring Jerusalem as its capital and other parts of the new Basic Law , here are the first four articles of the constitution of "Palestine:"
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Elder of Ziyon at Thursday, July 19, 2018