Tens of thousands of Israeli Arabs and Jews have staged a second large rally in Tel Aviv to denounce the nation state law passed last month. The same square was packed last week by members of the Druze minority.
Israeli Jews joined Saturday evening’s demonstration led by Arab Israelis to protest the new law that critics say prioritizes the country’s Jewish character and undercuts Israel’s democratic precepts.
Protesters waved Palestinian and Israeli flags at the rally. Some accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government of being an “apartheid regime,” while others held signs reading “Equality.”
Netanyahu posted footage of flag-waving protesters on Twitter, calling it “no better testament to the necessity of the nation state law.”