Oct 21, 2007
Quickie Link: New Israeli Constitution Likely to Hurt Minority Rights
(Israel) - The constitution currently being drafted by a Knesset committee is not likely to safeguard the rights of homosexuals and other minority groups, the Chairman of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee MK Menachem Ben-Sasson told the Israel Bar Association. Ben-Sasson's surprising comments were made in response to a query by the association's chairman, Amos Van-Amden, who is Gay. Ben-Sasson confirmed that in order to reach a political compromise which would allow the ratification of a constitution, it would in fact have to come at the expense of minority rights, such as those of the Gay community.