Israel’s Supreme Court rules: No such thing as an ‘Israeli people’


Petitioners seek “Israeli” ethnicity to be listed in government registry.

Israeli Supreme Court rules that “Israeli” describes citizenship, not nationality in an ethnic sense. The court claims there is insufficient evidence to suggest such a group exists.

By Edna Adato



Israeli nationality only refers to one’s citizenship, not ethnic identity, the Supreme Court’s Civilian Appeals Court ruled on Wednesday.