Jakarta, MINA — Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla rejected Israel’s controversial “Jewish nation-state” law, likening it to the apartheid system once practiced in South Africa, the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday
Kalla said that the “Jewish nation-state” law contradicts with the establishment of the State of Israel.
“By passing the bill, Israel perpetuates discrimination against the minority groups. In that sense, Indonesia strongly criticized the law,” said Kalla.
He asked Israel to reevaluate the full extent of the law and its implications.
Kalla also revealed that he will address the issue during the Organization of Islamic Cooperation(IOC) summit summit next year.
“There will be a summit in Gambia next year. Gambian vice president is also expected to visit Indonesia to talk about the preparation,” he said.
The law defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jews. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)