Turkey’s vice president on Thursday slammed Israel's new "Jewish nation-state" law.
Fuat Oktay wrote on Twitter that Israel’s parliament, which ignores fundamental rights and freedoms, with the new law has harmed principles of universal law.
"Such legislation is unacceptable for the Turkish Republic. Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine and will continue to be its capital," Oktay stressed, referring to the section of the law saying that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.
Israel's Knesset on Thursday passed a law which declares the country to be “the nation-state of the Jewish people.”
The law was approved 62-55 in a tumultuous Knesset session in which Arab lawmakers slammed what they called “Israeli racism against the Arab minority.”
According to Israeli daily Haaretz, the law “officially defines Israel as the ‘national homeland of the Jewish people’.”