Well rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg are not recognised as binding in this country because the UK is sovereign. We have however along with the community of all nations agreed to observe the Charter of the United Nations which provides the only method in modern times by which a state can come into existence - which is why Israel is not a state.
As a sidenote: not everyone who is Israeli is Jewish.
I believe that your sidenote is very necessary since, apparently, many people —including many in Israel— have difficulty to understand the fact and its consequences.
[…] Here's a quote from a recent article by the Israeli peace platform "Gush Shalom" leader Uri Avnery:
"But the Knesset is about to enact a law that demands from every non-Jew who desires Israeli citizenship to swear allegiance to “The State of Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish people”. It seems that our benighted law-makers do not see anything questionable about this."[emphasis by katlpablo] From The State of Bla-Bla-Bla16/10/10
[…] my post and Avnery's article which are about the project by the Israeli parliament —the Knesset— to enact a law that requires from every person —Jewish or non-Jewish— who desires Israeli citizenship to swear allegiance to “The State of Israel, the Nation-State of the Jewish people”.
If we imagine that new citizens of the US had to swear allegiance to "The Constitution of the United States, the Nation-State of the Christian people" it would seem —to say the least—, strange, apart from contradictory since the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion not a Nation-State for the Christians.
Avnery —to point out the clumsiness of the Israeli idea— suggests that if the US were to enact a law like the one Israel proposes to enact, ([let us substitute] "of the Jewish people" with for example "of the Christian people") the new law could even be understood as if it proposed that the US would be the nation-state of all Christians in the world (or in the galaxy, for that matter!).
Avnery uses the example to show the undemocratic space that could open up in Israel in enacting such law, since not all Israelis are Jewish.
This is why i welcome here and in a previous post padmavyuha's sidenote: "not everyone who is Israeli is Jewish."…
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