The “חוק ההשעיה” or “Suspension Law” has passed a first reading on the Knesset floor today. It means that any Knesset member who does not support the existence of the State of Israel as a “Jewish and Democratic State” can be suspended from the Knesset and ultimately expelled. This would include all anarcho-capitalist libertarians.
If I were ever elected to the Knesset, which I seriously doubt, I would immediately be subject to expulsion from it, because I do not support the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State.
The statement is the secular Zionist equivalent of the Shema, except it makes no sense. What a crazy religion, Statism. What does a “Jewish State” even mean? That there are Jews in it? That Jews are in high positions in the state hierarchy? That Jews have the freedom to practice Judaism in its territory? That Jews can immigrate to it freely?
If so, the world is full of Jewish democratic states.
How would a Jewish congressman feel if he had to swear allegiance to America as a Christian and democratic state? A little unnerved, maybe?
Of course, if I ever were elected to the Knesset, I would urge all my newfound “colleagues” to expel me immediately, just to make a mockery of the whole situation. And if they did, at least I would not have to go in there any more. I would be the William Henry Harrison of Knesset members, just hopefully with a shorter term and still alive after leaving.